Running a Red Light or Stop Sign

Running a Red Light or Stop SignRed Light

Illinois law (625 ILCS 5/11-305 and 306) requires drivers facing a steady red signal to stop at the clearly marked stop line or, if no line exists, before entering the crosswalk. If a clearly marked line or crosswalk does not exist, the driver must stop before entering the intersection. The vehicle must remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown.

Stop Sign

Illinois law (625 ILCS 5/11-1204) requires drivers to obey all stop and yield signs. Drivers must stop at any intersection with a stop sign before entering the crosswalk or at the clearly marked stop line. If there is neither a crosswalk or clearly marked stop line, the driver must stop at the point nearest the intersection roadway where the driver is able to view approaching traffic. There is an exception when directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic control signal.

Along with a variety of other moving violations, convictions for red light and stop sign tickets can result in a driver’s license suspension and increased insurance rates. The attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. handle traffic offenses throughout Cook, Lake, DuPage and surrounding counties. Feel free to explore our website and contact us to discuss your case.

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