Village of Coal City, IL
Grundy County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Coal City. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Solicitors — See Ch. 115.
A. 
A pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device specifically applicable to him or her, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
B. 
Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic and pedestrian-control signals provided in §§ 70-31 and 70-32 of this traffic code; but at all other places, pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and shall be subject to the restrictions stated in this chapter.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1001)
A. 
When traffic-control signals are not in place, or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
B. 
No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety, and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
C. 
Subsection A shall not apply under the condition stated in § 74-3B.
D. 
Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.
E. 
Whenever stop signs or flashing red signals are in place at an intersection or at a plainly marked crosswalk between intersections, drivers shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians as set forth in § 71-62.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1002)
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
A. 
On a school day when school children are present and so close thereto that a potential hazard exists because of the close proximity of the motorized traffic and when traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
B. 
For the purpose of this section, a school day shall begin at 7:00 a.m. and shall conclude at 4:00 p.m.
C. 
This section shall not be applicable unless appropriate signs are posted in accordance with 625 ILCS 5/11-605.
A. 
Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk, or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
B. 
Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
C. 
Between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.
D. 
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic-control devices; and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic-control devices pertaining to the crossing movements.
E. 
Pedestrians with disabilities may cross a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk where the intersection is physically inaccessible to them but they shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1003)
Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian, or any person operating a bicycle or other device propelled by human power and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary, and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused, incapacitated, or intoxicated person. (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1003.1)
The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian with clearly visible disabilities. (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1004)
Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks. (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1005)
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
Every person operating an electric personal assistive mobility device upon a sidewalk or roadway has all the rights and is subject to all the duties applicable to a pedestrian. (625 ILCS 5/11-1005.1)
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
No person shall stand in a roadway or on a highway for the purpose of soliciting in violation of the provisions of Chapter 115, Solicitors, § 115-12.
A. 
No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of any vehicle.
B. 
No person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of soliciting employment or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
C. 
No person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of soliciting contributions from the occupant of any vehicle, unless expressly permitted by this Code. Solicitation on highways within this Village shall be allowed only at intersections where all traffic is required to come to a full stop. Any person engaged in the act of solicitation shall be 16 years of age or more and shall be wearing a high-visibility vest. The soliciting agency shall be:
(1) 
Registered with the Attorney General as a charitable organization as provided by "An Act to regulate solicitation and collection of funds for charitable purposes, providing for violations thereof, and making an appropriation therefor," approved July 26, 1963, as amended.
(2) 
Engaged in a statewide fund-raising activity.
(3) 
Liable for any injuries to any person or property during the solicitation which is causally related to an act of ordinary negligence of the soliciting agent.
D. 
No person shall stand on or in the proximity of a roadway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or highway.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1006)
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
A. 
Except as provided in Subsection E, where a sidewalk is provided and its use is practicable, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.
B. 
Except as provided in Subsection E, where a sidewalk is not available, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall walk only on a shoulder, as far as practicable from the edge of the roadway.
C. 
Except as provided in Subsection E, where neither a sidewalk nor a shoulder is available, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall walk as near as practicable to an outside edge of a roadway, and, if on a two-way roadway, shall walk only on the left side of the roadway.
D. 
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, any pedestrian upon a roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
E. 
Upon highways where the maximum posted speed limit is 45 miles per hour or less, and during the period from sunrise to sunset, a pedestrian who is 18 years of age or older and wearing in-line speed skates may travel upon the roadway as near as practicable to an outside edge of the roadway. Pedestrians wearing in-line speed skates upon a roadway may not impede or obstruct other vehicular traffic. Pedestrians wearing in-line speed skates shall be subject to all other rights and duties under this Chapter 74. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent a pedestrian wearing in-line speed skates from using a lane designated for bicycles.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1007)
The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrians on a sidewalk. (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1008)
Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of an audible signal and visual signals meeting the requirements of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 12-601, or of a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal only, every pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to the authorized emergency vehicle. (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1009)
A pedestrian who is under the influence of alcohol or any drug to a degree which renders himself a hazard shall not walk or be upon a highway, except on a sidewalk. (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1010)
A. 
No pedestrian shall enter or remain upon any bridge or approach thereto beyond the bridge signal, gate, or barrier after a bridge operation signal indication has been given.
B. 
No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while the gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
C. 
No pedestrian shall enter, remain upon, or traverse over a railroad grade crossing or pedestrian walkway crossing a railroad track when an audible bell or clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device is operational giving warning of the presence, approach, passage, or departure of a railroad train or railroad track equipment.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1011)
Every person operating a motorized wheelchair upon a sidewalk or roadway shall be granted all the rights and shall be subject to all the duties applicable to a pedestrian. (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1004.1)
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
Any person convicted of violating any provisions of this chapter shall be issued a P-ticket or a Code violation ticket as set forth in § 10-99 of the Code.