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Record #: O2015-3683   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/5/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Final action: 5/6/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 2 and 9 regarding traffic law enforcement and safety
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Beale, Anthony, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Tunney, Thomas, Mitts, Emma, Cappleman, James, Sposato, Nicholas, Reboyras, Ariel
Attachments: 1. O2015-3683.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR



May 5, 2015




TO THE HONORABLE CHAIRMAN AND
MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON
PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC SAFETY


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Transportation, I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Beale, Burnett and Tunney, an ordinance amending various Municipal Code provisions regarding traffic law enforcement and safety.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Section 9-8-020 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:

9-8-020 Traffic-control signal legend.
Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic-control devices exhibiting steady colored lights, successively one at a time, in combination or with arrows, the following colors only shall be used and the signals shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows:

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

(c) Steady Red Indication.
Except as provided in subsection (c)(3) Section 9-16-030, vehicular traffic facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown.
Except as provided in in subsection (c)(3) Section 9-16-030, vehicular traffic facing a steady red arrow signal shall not enter the intersection to make the movement indicated by the arrow and, unless entering the intersection to make a movement permitted by another signal, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then before entering the intersection and shall remain standing...

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