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Record #: O2021-1617   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 4/21/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 9-4 and 9-12 by modifying various sections and adding new Section 9-12-110 to further regulate drag racing and drifting on public and private properties
Sponsors: Cardenas, George A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 4 Traffic Definitions & General Provisions, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 12 Traffic & Speed Restrictions
Attachments: 1. O2021-1617.pdf
Committee on Public Safety City Council April 21, 2021

ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:


SECTION 1. Section 9-4-010 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
9-4-010 Definitions.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

"Drag racing" means the act of: (1) two or more individuals competing or racing on any street, highway or other public way or on any citv-owned or private property in a situation in which where one of the motor vehicles is beside or to the rear of a motor vehicle operated by a competing driver and the one driver attempts to prevent the competing driver from passing or overtaking, either by acceleration or maneuver; or (2) one or more individuals competing in a race against time on any street, highway or other public way or on any citv-owned or private property.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)



SECTION 2. The header of Section 9-12-090 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

9-12-090 Drag racing on the public way.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)


SECTION 3. The header of Section 9-12-100 is hereby amended by inserting the language underscord, as follows:
9-12-100 Drifting on the public way.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)



SECTION 4. Chapter 9-12 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting a new Section 9-12-110, as follows:
9-12-110. Drag racing or drifting on private property.
(a) Unlawful act. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section, no person who operates a motor vehicle shall engage in drag racing or drifting, as those terms are

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defined in Section 9-4-010, on any city-owned or private property. In addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who violates this section shall be fined not less than $5,000.00 nor more tha...

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