Tougher Law for Reckless Driving Near Bicyclists in Illinois

Bicyclists on the road
Motion blurred bicyclists in traffic

Motorists who drive recklessly near a bicyclist will see increases in penalties as well as up to a year in jail and fines up to $2,500.

  • If a violation leads to a permanent injury, it can be a Class 3 felony. It’s considered reckless to drive unnecessarily close to a cyclist
  • The law also includes driving too close to a pedestrian, horseback rider or someone driving an animal-drawn vehicle