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Article XIII - Stopping, Standing, And Parking

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(625 ILCS 5/Ch. 11 Art. XIII heading) ARTICLE XIII.STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING(625 ILCS 5/11‑1301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1301) Sec. 11‑1301. Stopping, standing or parking outside of business or residence district. (a) Outside a business or residence district, no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the roadway when it is practicable to stop, park or so leave such vehicle off the roadway, but in every event an unobstructed width of the highway opposite a standing vehicle shall be left for the free passage of other vehicles and a clear view of such stopped vehicle shall be available from a distance of 200 feet in each direction upon such highway. (b) The Department with respect to highways under its jurisdiction or for the maintenance of which it is responsible may place signs prohibiting or restricting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles on any highway where in its opinion such stopping, standing or parking is dangerous to those using the highway or where the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles would unduly interfere with the free movement of traffic thereon. Any such regulations adopted by the Department regarding the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles upon any specific street, streets or highways become effective at the time of the erection of appropriate signs indicating such regulations. Any such signs may be erected either by the Department or by a local authority with the approval of the Department. (c) This Section, Section 11‑1303 and Section 11‑1304 shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is disabled in such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving the vehicle in such position. (d) Any second division vehicle used exclusively for the collection of garbage, refuse, or recyclable material may stop or stand on the road in a business, rural, or residential district for the sole purpose of collecting garbage, refuse, or recyclable material. The vehicle, in addition to having its hazard lights lighted at all times that it is engaged in stopping or standing, shall also use its amber oscillating, rotating, or flashing light or lights as authorized under paragraph 12 of subsection (b) of Section 12‑215, if so equipped. (Source: P.A. 91‑869, eff. 1‑1‑01.)(625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1301.1)Sec. 11‑1301.1. Persons with disabilities ‑ Parking privileges ‑ Exemptions. A motor vehicle bearing registration plates issued to a person with disabilities, as defined by Section 1‑159.1, pursuant to Section 3‑616 or to a disabled veteran pursuant to Section 3‑609 or a special decal or device issued pursuant to Section 3‑616 or pursuant to Section 11‑1301.2 of this Code or a motor vehicle registered in another jurisdiction, state, district, territory or foreign country upon which is displayed a registration plate, special decal or device issued by the other jurisdiction designating the vehicle is operated by or for a person with disabilities shall be exempt from the payment of parking meter fees and exempt from any statute or ordinance imposing time limitations on parking, except limitations of one‑half hour or less, on any street or highway zone, or any parking lot or parking place which are owned, leased or owned and leased by a municipality or a municipal parking utility; and shall be recognized by state and local authorities as a valid license plate or parking device and shall receive the same parking privileges as residents of this State; but, such vehicle shall be subject to the laws which prohibit parking in "no stopping" and "no standing" zones in front of or near fire hydrants, driveways, public building entrances and exits, bus stops and loading areas, and is prohibited from parking where the motor vehicle constitutes a traffic hazard, whereby such motor vehicle shall be moved at the instruction and request of a law enforcement officer to a location designated by the officer. Any motor vehicle bearing registration plates or a special decal or device specified in this Section or in Section 3‑616 of this Code or such parking device as specifically authorized in Section 11‑1301.2 as evidence that the vehicle is operated by or for a person with disabilities or disabled veteran may park, in addition to any other lawful place, in any parking place specifically reserved for such vehicles by the posting of an official sign as provided under Section 11‑301. Parking privileges granted by this Section are strictly limited to the person to whom the special registration plates, special decal or device were issued and to qualified operators acting under his express direction while the person with disabilities is present. A person to whom privileges were granted shall, at the request of a police officer or any other person invested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic, present an identification card with a picture as verification that the person is the person to whom the special registration plates, special decal or device was issued. Such parking privileges granted by this Section are also extended to motor vehicles of not‑for‑profit organizations used for the transportation of persons with disabilities when such motor vehicles display the decal or device issued pursuant to Section 11‑1301.2 of this Code. No person shall use any area for the parking of any motor vehicle pursuant to Section 11‑1303 of this Code or where an official sign controlling such area expressly prohibits parking at any time or during certain hours. (Source: P.A. 95‑167, eff. 1‑1‑08; 96‑79, eff. 1‑1‑10.) (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1301.2) Sec. 11‑1301.2. Special decals for parking; persons with disabilities.(a) The Secretary of State shall provide for, by administrative rules, the design, size, color, and placement of a person with disabilities motorist decal or device and shall provide for, by administrative rules, the content and form of an application for a person with disabilities motorist decal or device, which shall be used by local authorities in the issuance thereof to a person with temporary disabilities, provided that the decal or device is valid for no more than 90 days, subject to renewal for like periods based upon continued disability, and further provided that the decal or device clearly sets forth the date that the decal or device expires. The application shall include the requirement of an Illinois Identification Card number or a State of Illinois driver's license number. This decal or device may be used by the authorized holder to designate and identify a vehicle not owned or displaying a registration plate as provided in Sections 3‑609 and 3‑616 of this Act to designate when the vehicle is being used to transport said person or persons with disabilities, and thus is entitled to enjoy all the privileges that would be afforded a person with disabilities licensed vehicle. Person with disabilities decals or devices issued and displayed pursuant to this Section shall be recognized and honored by all local authorities regardless of which local authority issued such decal or device. The decal or device shall be issued only upon a showing by adequate documentation that the person for whose benefit the decal or device is to be used has a temporary disability as defined in Section 1‑159.1 of this Code. (b) The local governing authorities shall be responsible for the provision of such decal or device, its issuance and designated placement within the vehicle. The cost of such decal or device shall be at the discretion of such local governing authority. (c) The Secretary of State may, pursuant to Section 3‑616(c), issue a person with disabilities parking decal or device to a person with disabilities as defined by Section 1‑159.1. Any person with disabilities parking decal or device issued by the Secretary of State shall be registered to that person with disabilities in the form to be prescribed by the Secretary of State. The person with disabilities parking decal or device shall not display that person's address. One additional decal or device may be issued to an applicant upon his or her written request and with the approval of the Secretary of State. The written request must include a justification of the need for the additional decal or device. (d) Replacement decals or devices may be issued for lost, stolen, or destroyed decals upon application and payment of a $10 fee. The replacement fee may be waived for individuals that have claimed and received a grant under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act. (Source: P.A. 95‑167, eff. 1‑1‑08; 96‑72, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑79, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)(625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1301.3)Sec. 11‑1301.3. Unauthorized use of parking places reserved for persons with disabilities.(a) It shall be prohibited to park any motor vehicle which is not properly displaying registration plates or decals issued to a person with disabilities, as defined by Section 1‑159.1, pursuant to Sections 3‑616, 11‑1301.1 or 11‑1301.2, or to a disabled veteran pursuant to Section 3‑609 of this Act, as evidence that the vehicle is operated by or for a person with disabilities or disabled veteran, in any parking place, including any private or public offstreet parking facility, specifically reserved, by the posting of an official sign as designated under Section 11‑301, for motor vehicles displaying such registration plates. It shall be prohibited to park any motor vehicle in a designated access aisle adjacent to any parking place specifically reserved for persons with disabilities, by the posting of an official sign as designated under Section 11‑301, for motor vehicles displaying such registration plates. When using the parking privileges for persons with disabilities, the parking decal or device must be displayed properly in the vehicle where it is clearly visible to law enforcement personnel, either hanging from the rearview mirror or placed on the dashboard of the vehicle in clear view. Disability license plates and parking decals and devices are not transferable from person to person. Proper usage of the disability license plate or parking decal or device requires the authorized holder to be present and enter or exit the vehicle at the time the parking privileges are being used. It is a violation of this Section to park in a space reserved for a person with disabilities if the authorized holder of the disability license plate or parking decal or device does not enter or exit the vehicle at the time the parking privileges are being used. Any motor vehicle properly displaying a disability license plate or a parking decal or device containing the International symbol of access issued to persons with disabilities by any local authority, state, district, territory or foreign country shall be recognized by State and local authorities as a valid license plate or device and receive the same parking privileges as residents of this State. (a‑1) An individual with a vehicle displaying disability license plates or a parking decal or device issued to a qualified person with a disability under Sections 3‑616, 11‑1301.1, or 11‑1301.2 or to a disabled veteran under Section 3‑609 is in violation of this Section if (i) the person using the disability license plate or parking decal or device is not the authorized holder of the disability license plate or parking decal or device or is not transporting the authorized holder of the disability license plate or parking decal or device to or from the parking location and (ii) the person uses the disability license plate or parking decal or device to exercise any privileges granted through the disability license plate or parking decals or devices under this Code. (b) Any person or local authority owning or operating any public or private offstreet parking facility may, after notifying the police or sheriff's department, remove or cause to be removed to the nearest garage or other place of safety any vehicle parked within a stall or space reserved for use by a person with disabilities which does not display person with disabilities registration plates or a special decal or device as required under this Section. (c) Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of subsection (a) shall be fined $250 in addition to any costs or charges connected with the removal or storage of any motor vehicle authorized under this Section; but municipalities by ordinance may impose a fine up to $350 and shall display signs indicating the fine imposed. If the amount of the fine is subsequently changed, the municipality shall change the sign to indicate the current amount of the fine. It shall not be a defense to a charge under this Section that either the sign posted pursuant to this Section or the intended accessible parking place does not comply with the technical requirements of Section 11‑301, Department regulations, or local ordinance if a reasonable person would be made aware by the sign or notice on or near the parking place that the place is reserved for a person with disabilities. (c‑1) Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of subsection (a‑1) a first time shall be fined $500. Any person found guilty of violating subsection (a‑1) a second time shall be fined $750. Any person found guilty of violating subsection (a‑1) a third or subsequent time shall be fined $1,000. The circuit clerk shall distribute 50% of the fine imposed on any person who is found guilty of or pleads guilty to violating this Section, including any person placed on court supervision for violating this Section, to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation or made the arrest. If more than one law enforcement agency is responsible for issuing the citation or making the arrest, the 50% of the fine imposed shall be shared equally. If an officer of the Secretary of State Department of Police arrested a person for a violation of this Section, 50% of the fine imposed shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Police Services Fund.(d) Local authorities shall impose fines as established in subsections (c) and (c‑1) for violations of this Section. (e) As used in this Section, "authorized holder" means an individual issued a disability license plate under Section 3‑616 of this Code, an individual issued a parking decal or device under Section 11‑1301.2 of this Code, or an individual issued a disabled veteran's license plate under Section 3‑609 of this Code.(f) Any person who commits a violation of subsection (a‑1) may have his or her driving privileges suspended or revoked by the Secretary of State for a period of time determined by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State may also suspend or revoke the disability license plates or parking decal or device for a period of time determined by the Secretary of State.(g) Any police officer may seize the parking decal or device from any person who commits a violation of this Section. Any police officer may seize the disability license plate upon authorization from the Secretary of State. Any police officer may request that the Secretary of State revoke the parking decal or device or the disability license plate of any person who commits a violation of this Section. (Source: P.A. 95‑167, eff. 1‑1‑08; 95‑430, eff. 6‑1‑08; 95‑876, eff. 8‑21‑08; 96‑72, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑79, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑962, eff. 7‑2‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.) (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.4) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1301.4) Sec. 11‑1301.4.Reciprocal agreements with other jurisdictions.The Secretary of State, or his designee, may enter into agreements with other jurisdictions, including foreign jurisdictions, on behalf of this State relating to the extension of parking privileges by such jurisdictions to permanently disabled residents of this State who display a special license plate or parking device that contains the International symbol of access on his or her motor vehicle, and to recognize such plates or devices issued by such other jurisdictions. This State shall grant the same parking privileges which are granted to disabled residents of this State to any non‑resident whose motor vehicle is licensed in another state, district, territory or foreign country if such vehicle displays the International symbol of access or a distinguishing insignia on license plates or parking device issued in accordance with the laws of the non‑resident's state, district, territory or foreign country. (Source: P.A. 86‑539.)(625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.5) Sec. 11‑1301.5. Fictitious or unlawfully altered disability license plate or parking decal or device.(a) As used in this Section: "Fictitious disability license plate or parking decal or device" means any issued disability license plate or parking decal or device, or any license plate issued to a disabled veteran under Section 3‑609 of this Code, that has been issued by the Secretary of State or an authorized unit of local government that was issued based upon false information contained on the required application. "False information" means any incorrect or inaccurate information concerning the name, date of birth, social security number, driver's license number, physician certification, or any other information required on the Persons with Disabilities Certification for Plate or Parking Placard, on the Application for Replacement Disability Parking Placard, or on the application for license plates issued to disabled veterans under Section 3‑609 of this Code, that falsifies the content of the application. "Unlawfully altered disability license plate or parking permit or device" means any disability license plate or parking permit or device, or any license plate issued to a disabled veteran under Section 3‑609 of this Code, issued by the Secretary of State or an authorized unit of local government that has been physically altered or changed in such manner that false information appears on the license plate or parking decal or device. "Authorized holder" means an individual issued a disability license plate under Section 3‑616 of this Code or an individual issued a parking decal or device under Section 11‑1301.2 of this Code, or an individual issued a disabled veteran's license plate under Section 3‑609 of this Code. (b) It is a violation of this Section for any person:(1) to knowingly possess any fictitious or unlawfully altered disability license plate or parking decal or device;(2) to knowingly issue or assist in the issuance of, by the Secretary of State or unit of local government, any fictitious disability license plate or parking decal or device;(3) to knowingly alter any disability license plate or parking decal or device;(4) to knowingly manufacture, possess, transfer, or provide any documentation used in the application process whether real or fictitious, for the purpose of obtaining a fictitious disability license plate or parking decal or device;(5) to knowingly provide any false information to the Secretary of State or a unit of local government in order to obtain a disability license plate or parking decal or device; or(6) to knowingly transfer a disability license plate or parking decal or device for the purpose of exercising the privileges granted to an authorized holder of a disability license plate or parking decal or device under this Code in the absence of the authorized holder. (c) Sentence.(1) Any person convicted of a violation of paragraph (1), (2), (3), (4), or (5) of subsection (b) of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and fined not less than $500 for a first offense and shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony and fined not less than $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense. Any person convicted of a violation of subdivision (b)(6) of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $500 for a first offense and not less than $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense. The circuit clerk shall distribute one‑half of any fine imposed on any person who is found guilty of or pleads guilty to violating this Section, including any person placed on court supervision for violating this Section, to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation or made the arrest. If more than one law enforcement agency is responsible for issuing the citation or making the arrest, one‑half of the fine imposed shall be shared equally.(2) Any person who commits a violation of this Section may have his or her driving privileges suspended or revoked by the Secretary of State for a period of time determined by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State may suspend or revoke the parking decal or device or the disability license plate of any person who commits a violation of this Section. (3) Any police officer may seize the parking decal or device from any person who commits a violation of this Section. Any police officer may seize the disability license plate upon authorization from the Secretary of State. Any police officer may request that the Secretary of State revoke the parking decal or device or the disability license plate of any person who commits a violation of this Section. (Source: P.A. 95‑167, eff. 1‑1‑08; 96‑79, eff. 1‑1‑10.) (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.6) Sec. 11‑1301.6. Fraudulent disability license plate or parking decal or device.(a) As used in this Section:"Fraudulent disability license plate or parking decal or device" means any disability license plate or parking decal or device that purports to be an official disability license plate or parking decal or device and that has not been issued by the Secretary of State or an authorized unit of local government."Disability license plate or parking decal or device‑making implement" means any implement specially designed or primarily used in the manufacture, assembly, or authentication of a disability license plate or parking decal or device, or a license plate issued to a disabled veteran under Section 3‑609 of this Code, issued by the Secretary of State or a unit of local government. (b) It is a violation of this Section for any person:(1) to knowingly possess any fraudulent disability license plate or parking decal;(2) to knowingly possess without authority any disability license plate or parking decal or device‑making implement;(3) to knowingly duplicate, manufacture, sell, or transfer any fraudulent or stolen disability license plate or parking decal or device;(4) to knowingly assist in the duplication, manufacturing, selling, or transferring of any fraudulent, stolen, or reported lost or damaged disability license plate or parking decal or device; or(5) to advertise or distribute a fraudulent disability license plate or parking decal or device. (c) Sentence.(1) Any person convicted of a violation of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and fined not less than $1,000 for a first offense and shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony and fined not less than $2,000 for a second or subsequent offense. The circuit clerk shall distribute half of any fine imposed on any person who is found guilty of or pleads guilty to violating this Section, including any person placed on court supervision for violating this Section, to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation or made the arrest. If more than one law enforcement agency is responsible for issuing the citation or making the arrest, one‑half of the fine imposed shall be shared equally.(2) Any person who commits a violation of this Section may have his or her driving privileges suspended or revoked by the Secretary of State for a period of time determined by the Secretary of State.(3) Any police officer may seize the parking decal or device from any person who commits a violation of this Section. Any police officer may seize the disability license plate upon authorization from the Secretary of State. Any police officer may request that the Secretary of State revoke the parking decal or device or the disability license plate of any person who commits a violation of this Section. (Source: P.A. 95‑167, eff. 1‑1‑08; 96‑79, eff. 1‑1‑10.) (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.7)Sec. 11‑1301.7. Appointed volunteers and contracted entities; disabled person parking violations. (a) The chief of police of a municipality and the sheriff of a county authorized to enforce parking laws may appoint volunteers or contract with public or private entities to issue parking violation notices for violations of Section 11‑1301.3 or ordinances dealing with parking privileges for persons with disabilities. Volunteers appointed under this Section and any employees of public or private entities that the chief of police or sheriff has contracted with under this Section who are issuing these parking violation notices must be at least 21 years of age. The chief of police or sheriff appointing the volunteers or contracting with public or private entities may establish any other qualifications that he or she deems desirable. (b) The chief of police or sheriff appointing volunteers under this Section shall provide training to the volunteers before authorizing them to issue parking violation notices. (c) A parking violation notice issued by a volunteer appointed under this Section or by a public or private entity that the chief of police or sheriff has contracted with under this Section shall have the same force and effect as a parking violation notice issued by a police officer for the same offense. (d) All funds collected as a result of the payment of the parking violation notices issued under this Section shall go to the municipality or county where the notice is issued. (e) An appointed volunteer or private or public entity under contract pursuant to this Section is not liable for his or her or its act or omission in the execution or enforcement of laws or ordinances if acting within the scope of the appointment or contract authorized by this Section, unless the act or omission constitutes willful and wanton conduct. (f) Except as otherwise provided by statute, a local government, a chief of police, sheriff, or employee of a police department or sheriff, as such and acting within the scope of his or her employment, is not liable for an injury caused by the act or omission of an appointed volunteer or private or public entity under contract pursuant to this Section. No local government, chief of police, sheriff, or an employee of a local government, police department or sheriff shall be liable for any actions regarding the supervision or direction, or the failure to supervise and direct, an appointed volunteer or private or public entity under contract pursuant to this Section unless the act or omission constitutes willful and wanton conduct. (g) An appointed volunteer or private or public entity under contract pursuant to this Section shall assume all liability for and hold the property owner and his agents and employees harmless from any and all claims of action resulting from the work of the appointed volunteer or public or private entity. (Source: P.A. 90‑181, eff. 7‑23‑97; 90‑655, eff. 7‑30‑98.) (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.8) Sec. 11‑1301.8. Obstruction of parking places for persons with disabilities.(a) No property owner shall allow any unreasonable obstruction of a designated aisle or parking place specifically reserved for persons with disabilities after 24 hours following the conclusion of an adverse weather event.(b) No property owner shall allow the accumulation of debris or large objects, such as trash containers, to unreasonably obstruct any designated aisle or parking place specifically reserved for persons with disabilities without providing suitable and equivalent alternative parking spaces on‑site.(c) This Section shall apply to both public and private property where any designated aisle or parking place specifically reserved for persons with disabilities, by the posting of an official sign as designated under Section 11‑301 of this Code.(d) A person who violates this Section shall be guilty of a petty offense and pay a fine of not more than $250. (Source: P.A. 96‑1125, eff. 1‑1‑11.) (625 ILCS 5/11‑1302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1302) Sec. 11‑1302.Officers authorized to remove vehicles.(a) Whenever any police officer finds a vehicle in violation of any of the provisions of Section 11‑1301 such officer is hereby authorized to move such vehicle, or require the driver or other person in charge of the vehicle to move the same, to a position off the roadway. (b) Any police officer is hereby authorized to remove or cause to be removed to a place of safety any unattended vehicle illegally left standing upon any highway, bridge, causeway, or in a tunnel, in such a position or under such circumstances as to obstruct the normal movement of traffic. Whenever the Department finds an abandoned or disabled vehicle standing upon the paved or main‑traveled part of a highway, which vehicle is or may be expected to interrupt the free flow of traffic on the highway or interfere with the maintenance of the highway, the Department is authorized to move the vehicle to a position off the paved or improved or main‑traveled part of the highway. (c) Any police officer is hereby authorized to remove or cause to be removed to the nearest garage or other place of safety any vehicle found upon a highway when: 1. Report has been made that such vehicle has been stolen or taken without the consent of its owner, or 2. The person or persons in charge of such vehicle are unable to provide for its custody or removal, or 3. When the person driving or in control of such vehicle is arrested for an alleged offense for which the officer is required by law to take the person arrested before a proper magistrate without unnecessary delay. (Source: P.A. 79‑1069.)(625 ILCS 5/11‑1303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1303) Sec. 11‑1303.Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places.(a) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic‑control device, no person shall:1. Stop, stand or park a vehicle:a. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;b. On a sidewalk;c. Within an intersection;d. On a crosswalk;e. Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs or markings;f. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;g. Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;h. On any railroad tracks. A violation of any part of this subparagraph h. shall result in a mandatory fine of $500 or 50 hours of community service.i. At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;j. On any controlled‑access highway;
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  •       (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 11 Art. XIII heading)
    ARTICLE XIII. STOPPING, STANDING,
    AND PARKING

        (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1301)
        Sec. 11‑1301. Stopping, standing or parking outside of business or residence district.
        (a) Outside a business or residence district, no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the roadway when it is practicable to stop, park or so leave such vehicle off the roadway, but in every event an unobstructed width of the highway opposite a standing vehicle shall be left for the free passage of other vehicles and a clear view of such stopped vehicle shall be available from a distance of 200 feet in each direction upon such highway.
        (b) The Department with respect to highways under its jurisdiction or for the maintenance of which it is responsible may place signs prohibiting or restricting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles on any highway where in its opinion such stopping, standing or parking is dangerous to those using the highway or where the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles would unduly interfere with the free movement of traffic thereon. Any such regulations adopted by the Department regarding the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles upon any specific street, streets or highways become effective at the time of the erection of appropriate signs indicating such regulations. Any such signs may be erected either by the Department or by a local authority with the approval of the Department.
        (c) This Section, Section 11‑1303 and Section 11‑1304 shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is disabled in such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving the vehicle in such position.
        (d) Any second division vehicle used exclusively for the collection of garbage, refuse, or recyclable material may stop or stand on the road in a business, rural, or residential district for the sole purpose of collecting garbage, refuse, or recyclable material. The vehicle, in addition to having its hazard lights lighted at all times that it is engaged in stopping or standing, shall also use its amber oscillating, rotating, or flashing light or lights as authorized under paragraph 12 of subsection (b) of Section 12‑215, if so equipped.
    (Source: P.A. 91‑869, eff. 1‑1‑01.)

        (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.1)(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1301.1)
        Sec. 11‑1301.1. Persons with disabilities ‑ Parking privileges ‑ Exemptions. A motor vehicle bearing registration plates issued to a person with disabilities, as defined by Section 1‑159.1, pursuant to Section 3‑616 or to a disabled veteran pursuant to Section 3‑609 or a special decal or device issued pursuant to Section 3‑616 or pursuant to Section 11‑1301.2 of this Code or a motor vehicle registered in another jurisdiction, state, district, territory or foreign country upon which is displayed a registration plate, special decal or device issued by the other jurisdiction designating the vehicle is operated by or for a person with disabilities shall be exempt from the payment of parking meter fees and exempt from any statute or ordinance imposing time limitations on parking, except limitations of one‑half hour or less, on any street or highway zone, or any parking lot or parking place which are owned, leased or owned and leased by a municipality or a municipal parking utility; and shall be recognized by state and local authorities as a valid license plate or parking device and shall receive the same parking privileges as residents of this State; but, such vehicle shall be subject to the laws which prohibit parking in "no stopping" and "no standing" zones in front of or near fire hydrants, driveways, public building entrances and exits, bus stops and loading areas, and is prohibited from parking where the motor vehicle constitutes a traffic hazard, whereby such motor vehicle shall be moved at the instruction and request of a law enforcement officer to a location designated by the officer. Any motor vehicle bearing registration plates or a special decal or device specified in this Section or in Section 3‑616 of this Code or such parking device as specifically authorized in Section 11‑1301.2 as evidence that the vehicle is operated by or for a person with disabilities or disabled veteran may park, in addition to any other lawful place, in any parking place specifically reserved for such vehicles by the posting of an official sign as provided under Section 11‑301. Parking privileges granted by this Section are strictly limited to the person to whom the special registration plates, special decal or device were issued and to qualified operators acting under his express direction while the person with disabilities is present. A person to whom privileges were granted shall, at the request of a police officer or any other person invested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic, present an identification card with a picture as verification that the person is the person to whom the special registration plates, special decal or device was issued.
        Such parking privileges granted by this Section are also extended to motor vehicles of not‑for‑profit organizations used for the transportation of persons with disabilities when such motor vehicles display the decal or device issued pursuant to Section 11‑1301.2 of this Code.
        No person shall use any area for the parking of any motor vehicle pursuant to Section 11‑1303 of this Code or where an official sign controlling such area expressly prohibits parking at any time or during certain hours.
    (Source: P.A. 95‑167, eff. 1‑1‑08; 96‑79, eff. 1‑1‑10.)

        (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.2)(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1301.2)
        Sec. 11‑1301.2. Special decals for parking; persons with disabilities.
        (a) The Secretary of State shall provide for, by administrative rules, the design, size, color, and placement of a person with disabilities motorist decal or device and shall provide for, by administrative rules, the content and form of an application for a person with disabilities motorist decal or device, which shall be used by local authorities in the issuance thereof to a person with temporary disabilities, provided that the decal or device is valid for no more than 90 days, subject to renewal for like periods based upon continued disability, and further provided that the decal or device clearly sets forth the date that the decal or device expires. The application shall include the requirement of an Illinois Identification Card number or a State of Illinois driver's license number. This decal or device may be used by the authorized holder to designate and identify a vehicle not owned or displaying a registration plate as provided in Sections 3‑609 and 3‑616 of this Act to designate when the vehicle is being used to transport said person or persons with disabilities, and thus is entitled to enjoy all the privileges that would be afforded a person with disabilities licensed vehicle. Person with disabilities decals or devices issued and displayed pursuant to this Section shall be recognized and honored by all local authorities regardless of which local authority issued such decal or device.
        The decal or device shall be issued only upon a showing by adequate documentation that the person for whose benefit the decal or device is to be used has a temporary disability as defined in Section 1‑159.1 of this Code.
        (b) The local governing authorities shall be responsible for the provision of such decal or device, its issuance and designated placement within the vehicle. The cost of such decal or device shall be at the discretion of such local governing authority.
        (c) The Secretary of State may, pursuant to Section 3‑616(c), issue a person with disabilities parking decal or device to a person with disabilities as defined by Section 1‑159.1. Any person with disabilities parking decal or device issued by the Secretary of State shall be registered to that person with disabilities in the form to be prescribed by the Secretary of State. The person with disabilities parking decal or device shall not display that person's address. One additional decal or device may be issued to an applicant upon his or her written request and with the approval of the Secretary of State. The written request must include a justification of the need for the additional decal or device.
        (d) Replacement decals or devices may be issued for lost, stolen, or destroyed decals upon application and payment of a $10 fee. The replacement fee may be waived for individuals that have claimed and received a grant under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act.
    (Source: P.A. 95‑167, eff. 1‑1‑08; 96‑72, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑79, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)

        (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.3)(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1301.3)
        Sec. 11‑1301.3. Unauthorized use of parking places reserved for persons with disabilities.
        (a) It shall be prohibited to park any motor vehicle which is not properly displaying registration plates or decals issued to a person with disabilities, as defined by Section 1‑159.1, pursuant to Sections 3‑616, 11‑1301.1 or 11‑1301.2, or to a disabled veteran pursuant to Section 3‑609 of this Act, as evidence that the vehicle is operated by or for a person with disabilities or disabled veteran, in any parking place, including any private or public offstreet parking facility, specifically reserved, by the posting of an official sign as designated under Section 11‑301, for motor vehicles displaying such registration plates. It shall be prohibited to park any motor vehicle in a designated access aisle adjacent to any parking place specifically reserved for persons with disabilities, by the posting of an official sign as designated under Section 11‑301, for motor vehicles displaying such registration plates. When using the parking privileges for persons with disabilities, the parking decal or device must be displayed properly in the vehicle where it is clearly visible to law enforcement personnel, either hanging from the rearview mirror or placed on the dashboard of the vehicle in clear view. Disability license plates and parking decals and devices are not transferable from person to person. Proper usage of the disability license plate or parking decal or device requires the authorized holder to be present and enter or exit the vehicle at the time the parking privileges are being used. It is a violation of this Section to park in a space reserved for a person with disabilities if the authorized holder of the disability license plate or parking decal or device does not enter or exit the vehicle at the time the parking privileges are being used. Any motor vehicle properly displaying a disability license plate or a parking decal or device containing the International symbol of access issued to persons with disabilities by any local authority, state, district, territory or foreign country shall be recognized by State and local authorities as a valid license plate or device and receive the same parking privileges as residents of this State.
        (a‑1) An individual with a vehicle displaying disability license plates or a parking decal or device issued to a qualified person with a disability under Sections 3‑616, 11‑1301.1, or 11‑1301.2 or to a disabled veteran under Section 3‑609 is in violation of this Section if (i) the person using the disability license plate or parking decal or device is not the authorized holder of the disability license plate or parking decal or device or is not transporting the authorized holder of the disability license plate or parking decal or device to or from the parking location and (ii) the person uses the disability license plate or parking decal or device to exercise any privileges granted through the disability license plate or parking decals or devices under this Code.
        (b) Any person or local authority owning or operating any public or private offstreet parking facility may, after notifying the police or sheriff's department, remove or cause to be removed to the nearest garage or other place of safety any vehicle parked within a stall or space reserved for use by a person with disabilities which does not display person with disabilities registration plates or a special decal or device as required under this Section.
        (c) Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of subsection (a) shall be fined $250 in addition to any costs or charges connected with the removal or storage of any motor vehicle authorized under this Section; but municipalities by ordinance may impose a fine up to $350 and shall display signs indicating the fine imposed. If the amount of the fine is subsequently changed, the municipality shall change the sign to indicate the current amount of the fine. It shall not be a defense to a charge under this Section that either the sign posted pursuant to this Section or the intended accessible parking place does not comply with the technical requirements of Section 11‑301, Department regulations, or local ordinance if a reasonable person would be made aware by the sign or notice on or near the parking place that the place is reserved for a person with disabilities.
        (c‑1) Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of subsection (a‑1) a first time shall be fined $500. Any person found guilty of violating subsection (a‑1) a second time shall be fined $750. Any person found guilty of violating subsection (a‑1) a third or subsequent time shall be fined $1,000. The circuit clerk shall distribute 50% of the fine imposed on any person who is found guilty of or pleads guilty to violating this Section, including any person placed on court supervision for violating this Section, to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation or made the arrest. If more than one law enforcement agency is responsible for issuing the citation or making the arrest, the 50% of the fine imposed shall be shared equally. If an officer of the Secretary of State Department of Police arrested a person for a violation of this Section, 50% of the fine imposed shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Police Services Fund.
        (d) Local authorities shall impose fines as established in subsections (c) and (c‑1) for violations of this Section.
        (e) As used in this Section, "authorized holder" means an individual issued a disability license plate under Section 3‑616 of this Code, an individual issued a parking decal or device under Section 11‑1301.2 of this Code, or an individual issued a disabled veteran's license plate under Section 3‑609 of this Code.
        (f) Any person who commits a violation of subsection (a‑1) may have his or her driving privileges suspended or revoked by the Secretary of State for a period of time determined by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State may also suspend or revoke the disability license plates or parking decal or device for a period of time determined by the Secretary of State.
        (g) Any police officer may seize the parking decal or device from any person who commits a violation of this Section. Any police officer may seize the disability license plate upon authorization from the Secretary of State. Any police officer may request that the Secretary of State revoke the parking decal or device or the disability license plate of any person who commits a violation of this Section.
    (Source: P.A. 95‑167, eff. 1‑1‑08; 95‑430, eff. 6‑1‑08; 95‑876, eff. 8‑21‑08; 96‑72, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑79, eff. 1‑1‑10; 96‑962, eff. 7‑2‑10; 96‑1000, eff. 7‑2‑10.)

        (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.4) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1301.4)
        Sec. 11‑1301.4. Reciprocal agreements with other jurisdictions. The Secretary of State, or his designee, may enter into agreements with other jurisdictions, including foreign jurisdictions, on behalf of this State relating to the extension of parking privileges by such jurisdictions to permanently disabled residents of this State who display a special license plate or parking device that contains the International symbol of access on his or her motor vehicle, and to recognize such plates or devices issued by such other jurisdictions. This State shall grant the same parking privileges which are granted to disabled residents of this State to any non‑resident whose motor vehicle is licensed in another state, district, territory or foreign country if such vehicle displays the International symbol of access or a distinguishing insignia on license plates or parking device issued in accordance with the laws of the non‑resident's state, district, territory or foreign country.
    (Source: P.A. 86‑539.)

        (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.5)
        Sec. 11‑1301.5. Fictitious or unlawfully altered disability license plate or parking decal or device.
        (a) As used in this Section:
        "Fictitious disability license plate or parking decal or device" means any issued disability license plate or parking decal or device, or any license plate issued to a disabled veteran under Section 3‑609 of this Code, that has been issued by the Secretary of State or an authorized unit of local government that was issued based upon false information contained on the required application.
        "False information" means any incorrect or inaccurate information concerning the name, date of birth, social security number, driver's license number, physician certification, or any other information required on the Persons with Disabilities Certification for Plate or Parking Placard, on the Application for Replacement Disability Parking Placard, or on the application for license plates issued to disabled veterans under Section 3‑609 of this Code, that falsifies the content of the application.
        "Unlawfully altered disability license plate or parking permit or device" means any disability license plate or parking permit or device, or any license plate issued to a disabled veteran under Section 3‑609 of this Code, issued by the Secretary of State or an authorized unit of local government that has been physically altered or changed in such manner that false information appears on the license plate or parking decal or device.
        "Authorized holder" means an individual issued a disability license plate under Section 3‑616 of this Code or an individual issued a parking decal or device under Section 11‑1301.2 of this Code, or an individual issued a disabled veteran's license plate under Section 3‑609 of this Code.
        (b) It is a violation of this Section for any person:
            (1) to knowingly possess any fictitious or
         unlawfully altered disability license plate or parking decal or device;
            (2) to knowingly issue or assist in the issuance of,
         by the Secretary of State or unit of local government, any fictitious disability license plate or parking decal or device;
            (3) to knowingly alter any disability license plate
         or parking decal or device;
            (4) to knowingly manufacture, possess, transfer, or
         provide any documentation used in the application process whether real or fictitious, for the purpose of obtaining a fictitious disability license plate or parking decal or device;
            (5) to knowingly provide any false information to
         the Secretary of State or a unit of local government in order to obtain a disability license plate or parking decal or device; or
            (6) to knowingly transfer a disability license plate
         or parking decal or device for the purpose of exercising the privileges granted to an authorized holder of a disability license plate or parking decal or device under this Code in the absence of the authorized holder.
        (c) Sentence.
            (1) Any person convicted of a violation of paragraph
         (1), (2), (3), (4), or (5) of subsection (b) of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and fined not less than $500 for a first offense and shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony and fined not less than $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense. Any person convicted of a violation of subdivision (b)(6) of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $500 for a first offense and not less than $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense. The circuit clerk shall distribute one‑half of any fine imposed on any person who is found guilty of or pleads guilty to violating this Section, including any person placed on court supervision for violating this Section, to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation or made the arrest. If more than one law enforcement agency is responsible for issuing the citation or making the arrest, one‑half of the fine imposed shall be shared equally.
            (2) Any person who commits a violation of this
         Section may have his or her driving privileges suspended or revoked by the Secretary of State for a period of time determined by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State may suspend or revoke the parking decal or device or the disability license plate of any person who commits a violation of this Section.
            (3) Any police officer may seize the parking decal
         or device from any person who commits a violation of this Section. Any police officer may seize the disability license plate upon authorization from the Secretary of State. Any police officer may request that the Secretary of State revoke the parking decal or device or the disability license plate of any person who commits a violation of this Section.
    (Source: P.A. 95‑167, eff. 1‑1‑08; 96‑79, eff. 1‑1‑10.)

        (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.6)
        Sec. 11‑1301.6. Fraudulent disability license plate or parking decal or device.
        (a) As used in this Section:
        "Fraudulent disability license plate or parking decal
         or device" means any disability license plate or parking decal or device that purports to be an official disability license plate or parking decal or device and that has not been issued by the Secretary of State or an authorized unit of local government.
        "Disability license plate or parking decal or
         device‑making implement" means any implement specially designed or primarily used in the manufacture, assembly, or authentication of a disability license plate or parking decal or device, or a license plate issued to a disabled veteran under Section 3‑609 of this Code, issued by the Secretary of State or a unit of local government.
        (b) It is a violation of this Section for any person:
             (1) to knowingly possess any fraudulent disability
         license plate or parking decal;
             (2) to knowingly possess without authority any
         disability license plate or parking decal or device‑making implement;
             (3) to knowingly duplicate, manufacture, sell, or
         transfer any fraudulent or stolen disability license plate or parking decal or device;
             (4) to knowingly assist in the duplication,
         manufacturing, selling, or transferring of any fraudulent, stolen, or reported lost or damaged disability license plate or parking decal or device; or
             (5) to advertise or distribute a fraudulent
         disability license plate or parking decal or device.
        (c) Sentence.
             (1) Any person convicted of a violation of this
         Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and fined not less than $1,000 for a first offense and shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony and fined not less than $2,000 for a second or subsequent offense. The circuit clerk shall distribute half of any fine imposed on any person who is found guilty of or pleads guilty to violating this Section, including any person placed on court supervision for violating this Section, to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation or made the arrest. If more than one law enforcement agency is responsible for issuing the citation or making the arrest, one‑half of the fine imposed shall be shared equally.
             (2) Any person who commits a violation of this
         Section may have his or her driving privileges suspended or revoked by the Secretary of State for a period of time determined by the Secretary of State.
             (3) Any police officer may seize the parking decal
         or device from any person who commits a violation of this Section. Any police officer may seize the disability license plate upon authorization from the Secretary of State. Any police officer may request that the Secretary of State revoke the parking decal or device or the disability license plate of any person who commits a violation of this Section.
    (Source: P.A. 95‑167, eff. 1‑1‑08; 96‑79, eff. 1‑1‑10.)

        (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.7)
        Sec. 11‑1301.7. Appointed volunteers and contracted entities; disabled person parking violations.
        (a) The chief of police of a municipality and the sheriff of a county authorized to enforce parking laws may appoint volunteers or contract with public or private entities to issue parking violation notices for violations of Section 11‑1301.3 or ordinances dealing with parking privileges for persons with disabilities. Volunteers appointed under this Section and any employees of public or private entities that the chief of police or sheriff has contracted with under this Section who are issuing these parking violation notices must be at least 21 years of age. The chief of police or sheriff appointing the volunteers or contracting with public or private entities may establish any other qualifications that he or she deems desirable.
        (b) The chief of police or sheriff appointing volunteers under this Section shall provide training to the volunteers before authorizing them to issue parking violation notices.
        (c) A parking violation notice issued by a volunteer appointed under this Section or by a public or private entity that the chief of police or sheriff has contracted with under this Section shall have the same force and effect as a parking violation notice issued by a police officer for the same offense.
        (d) All funds collected as a result of the payment of the parking violation notices issued under this Section shall go to the municipality or county where the notice is issued.
        (e) An appointed volunteer or private or public entity under contract pursuant to this Section is not liable for his or her or its act or omission in the execution or enforcement of laws or ordinances if acting within the scope of the appointment or contract authorized by this Section, unless the act or omission constitutes willful and wanton conduct.
        (f) Except as otherwise provided by statute, a local government, a chief of police, sheriff, or employee of a police department or sheriff, as such and acting within the scope of his or her employment, is not liable for an injury caused by the act or omission of an appointed volunteer or private or public entity under contract pursuant to this Section. No local government, chief of police, sheriff, or an employee of a local government, police department or sheriff shall be liable for any actions regarding the supervision or direction, or the failure to supervise and direct, an appointed volunteer or private or public entity under contract pursuant to this Section unless the act or omission constitutes willful and wanton conduct.
        (g) An appointed volunteer or private or public entity under contract pursuant to this Section shall assume all liability for and hold the property owner and his agents and employees harmless from any and all claims of action resulting from the work of the appointed volunteer or public or private entity.
    (Source: P.A. 90‑181, eff. 7‑23‑97; 90‑655, eff. 7‑30‑98.)

        (625 ILCS 5/11‑1301.8)
        Sec. 11‑1301.8. Obstruction of parking places for persons with disabilities.
        (a) No property owner shall allow any unreasonable obstruction of a designated aisle or parking place specifically reserved for persons with disabilities after 24 hours following the conclusion of an adverse weather event.
        (b) No property owner shall allow the accumulation of debris or large objects, such as trash containers, to unreasonably obstruct any designated aisle or parking place specifically reserved for persons with disabilities without providing suitable and equivalent alternative parking spaces on‑site.
        (c) This Section shall apply to both public and private property where any designated aisle or parking place specifically reserved for persons with disabilities, by the posting of an official sign as designated under Section 11‑301 of this Code.
        (d) A person who violates this Section shall be guilty of a petty offense and pay a fine of not more than $250.
    (Source: P.A. 96‑1125, eff. 1‑1‑11.)

        (625 ILCS 5/11‑1302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1302)
        Sec. 11‑1302. Officers authorized to remove vehicles. (a) Whenever any police officer finds a vehicle in violation of any of the provisions of Section 11‑1301 such officer is hereby authorized to move such vehicle, or require the driver or other person in charge of the vehicle to move the same, to a position off the roadway.
        (b) Any police officer is hereby authorized to remove or cause to be removed to a place of safety any unattended vehicle illegally left standing upon any highway, bridge, causeway, or in a tunnel, in such a position or under such circumstances as to obstruct the normal movement of traffic.
        Whenever the Department finds an abandoned or disabled vehicle standing upon the paved or main‑traveled part of a highway, which vehicle is or may be expected to interrupt the free flow of traffic on the highway or interfere with the maintenance of the highway, the Department is authorized to move the vehicle to a position off the paved or improved or main‑traveled part of the highway.
        (c) Any police officer is hereby authorized to remove or cause to be removed to the nearest garage or other place of safety any vehicle found upon a highway when:
        1. Report has been made that such vehicle has been stolen or taken without the consent of its owner, or
        2. The person or persons in charge of such vehicle are unable to provide for its custody or removal, or
        3. When the person driving or in control of such vehicle is arrested for an alleged offense for which the officer is required by law to take the person arrested before a proper magistrate without unnecessary delay.
    (Source: P.A. 79‑1069.)

        (625 ILCS 5/11‑1303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1303)
        Sec. 11‑1303. Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places.
        (a) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic‑control device, no person shall:
            1. Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
                a. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or
             parked at the edge or curb of a street;
                b. On a sidewalk;
                c. Within an intersection;
                d. On a crosswalk;
                e. Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb
             or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs or markings;
                f. Alongside or opposite any street excavation
             or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
                g. Upon any bridge or other elevated structure
             upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
                h. On any railroad tracks. A violation of any
             part of this subparagraph h. shall result in a mandatory fine of $500 or 50 hours of community service.
                i. At any place where official signs prohibit
             stopping;
                j. On any controlled‑access highway;

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