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Welcome to Illinois! As a new driver to this state you will need to be aware of our unique traffic laws and regulations. Here's what you need to keep in mind while driving in Illinois. Some of these rules may be the same as what you're already used to, but others will be drastically different!
You must dim your headlights from high to low beam when you are within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or within 300 feet of a vehicle traveling ahead of you.
You must use your headlights:
There is no specific law allowing or prohibiting headlight flashing.
The Open Container Law prohibits possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the passenger area of any motor vehicle, by any occupant of the vehicle, on any public highway or right of way, whether or not the vehicle is in motion.
In a business or residential district, signal your intention to turn or change lanes at least 100 feet in advance. Outside a business or residence district, the signal must be given at least 200 feet in advance.
Hazard light use is permitted for the purpose of warning other drivers of the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring the exercise of unusual care.
A 3-foot minimum passing distance is required.
You may not drive off the roadway to pass on the right.