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Governor signs HB 43 into law; pedestrian safety prevails!

Pedestrian safety prevails in Illinois

Thanks to your support, phone calls and relentless energy, Illinois pedestrians’ rights and safety have been protected!

Earlier today, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law HB 43, which requires drivers to come to a complete stop for pedestrians in all crosswalks – even those that don’t have a stop sign or traffic light.

The law, which takes effect immediately, clarifies the law that, until now, required drivers to yield and stop “only when necessary.” This measure will save lives and help prevent thousands of serious injuries people suffer each year.

Please spread the word! Drivers in Illinois must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.

We’ve been fighting with you for this important measure for two years. Thank you for the support you give our work to make every Chicagoland community a livable one.

But, we have more to do. This law is one step in our fight to ensure safe streets for even the most vulnerable users. Help us continue to fight for safe and healthy streets! Become an Active Trans member if you haven't already. And spread the news about building our movement around healthy streets filled with healthy people.

We've received many questions about this law and offer an explanation and FAQs in this blog.