What Are The Traffic Laws in Illinois?
You probably know to stay within the speed limit, use your turn signals, and have valid license plates. But there’s a collection of traffic laws that often go unnoticed or carelessly broken.
Here are some Illinois driving laws you should know (via Jesse White, Secretary of State):
- New changes to the Illinois driver’s license system will go into effect in October of 2020. A standard ID will be obtained by visiting the license office and providing basic personal info. A “Real ID” requires more extensive info including your SSN and passport. Possession of a Real ID will be required to board domestic flights and to enter a military base or federal facility.
- A driver under age 18 is not allowed to drive any vehicle-for-hire transporting property (e.g., delivery persons) or any vehicle requiring a commercial driver’s license.
- Illinois drivers who receive a ticket in another state can either argue the case in that state, or promise to comply with the ticket which would allow them to go home and handle the ticket by mail.
- Regardless of fault, a crash report must be filed by the driver of a vehicle if the crash involves death, bodily injury or property damage of more than $1,500. They have 30 minutes to file the crash report.
- It’s recommended that Illinois drivers call 911 if they get in an accident, followed by an Illinois car accident lawyer.
- Drivers who are age 55 or over may receive a reduction in their motor vehicle liability insurance if they successfully complete an eight-hour defensive driving course.