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The Secretary of States Emergency Contact Database allows Illinois drivers license and IDcardholders to enter emergency, disability

and special needs contact information into a voluntary, secure database.In the event of a motor vehicle crash or other emergency situation when a person is unable to communicate directly, law enforcement can access the database to help reach the persons designated contacts.

A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR

SENIOR DRIVERS

Motorists who know the rules of the road and practice defensive driving are key to making our roadways safer for everyone. The Illinois Rules of the Road manual is your guide to being a responsible and skilled driver. The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers especially senior citizens the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a drivers license. The Review Course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. The questions and information in the Rules of the Road Review Course are provided only to help you measure your knowledge of driving skills and Illinois traffic laws. Participants will not be graded on their answers on the practice exam. Along with a thorough review of the Illinois Rules of the Road manual, the Review Course is a valuable tool in refreshing your knowledge of Illinois driving laws, traffic signs and practical driving skills. I commend you for taking this step in improving your driving skills and helping to make Illinois roadways safer for all motorists.

Jesse White Secretary of State

Effective January 1, 2010, drivers are prohibited from text messaging while driving and using cell phones in construction and school zones.

OBTAINING AN ILLINOIS DRIVERS LICENSE OR ID CARD


To obtain an Illinois drivers license or ID card for the first time, you must provide acceptable forms of identification to prove name, date of birth, Illinois residency, Social Security number and signature for comparison. (See page 4 for a listing of acceptable and unacceptable documents.) New residents must surrender any out-of-state licenses or state ID cards issued prior to the issuance of an Illinois drivers license or ID card. When you apply for a drivers license, you will be asked questions about your general health and must take a vision, written and driving exam. You are allowed three attempts to pass each of the exams within one year from the date you paid your application fee.

EARLY RENEWAL
Any driver age 21-86 may renew his/her drivers license up to one year before the license expires. Any driver age 87 and older may renew up to six months before his/her license expires.

VISION SCREENING
Your vision will be screened to determine if you see well enough to drive. In place of this screening, you may submit a Vision Specialist Report (see pages 23-24) completed by a licensed optometrist, ophthalmologist or physician. Forms are available at your local Driver Services facility or at www.cyberdriveillinois.com. If you need to wear glasses or contact lenses, a restriction will be noted on your license. You must always wear your glasses or contact lenses when you drive.

WRITTEN EXAM
The written exam consists of 35 questions, 15 of which will address traffic sign identification and the remaining 20 will either be multiple choice or true/false questions.

DRIVING EXAM
All new drivers and drivers age 75 and older must take a driving exam to demonstrate driving ability. You must provide a vehicle that is licensed and properly equipped for the drivers license classification you are seeking. You must show proof of vehicle insurance inside the Driver Services facility. During the driving exam, which will allow you to drive passenger vehicles, you will be graded on your ability to do the following: Start the vehicle Start uphill Proper speed usage Back the vehicle Park downhill Proper lane usage Turn about Start downhill Park uphill Control your vehicle

ORGAN/TISSUE DONOR REGISTRY


During the drivers license application/renewal process you will be asked if you wish to join the Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Registry. A persons decision to be an organ/tissue donor is now legally binding. Additional witnesses or family consent is no longer required for donation to occur. If you registered before January 2006, you must re-register to ensure that your wishes to be a donor are honored.

ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF STATE DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN A DRIVER LICENSE/STATE ID CARD


The Acceptable Identification Document chart (reverse) lists documents that may be used as forms of identification to provide proof of name, date of birth, Social Security number and residency when applying for a drivers license/ID card. Please note the following: Signature comparison is required in the verification process. The number of documents required depends on whether an applicant is applying for a drivers license/ID card for the first time, or requesting a duplicate or corrected drivers license/ID card. One document may satisfy more than one group. New residents must surrender all out-of-state licenses/ID cards prior to issuance of an Illinois drivers license/ID card. An applicant applying for a Temporary Visitor Drivers License is not required to present documents from Group C. Instead, the applicant must submit a letter on SSA letterhead with each application, issued within 90 days prior to the date of application, verifying ineligibility for a Social Security number.

FIRST-TIME ILLINOIS DRIVERS LICENSE/ID CARD APPLICANT


An applicant applying for a drivers license or ID card for the first time in Illinois must present: one document that satisfies each of Group A, B and C two documents that satisfy Group D (one document from Group D if applicant is under age 5 applying for an ID card; one document if applicant is applying for a no-fee ID card presenting a Homeless Status Certification)

DUPLICATE/CORRECTED DRIVERS LICENSE/ID CARD APPLICANT


An applicant applying for either a duplicate or corrected drivers license or ID card must present: one document that satisfies Group A one document that satisfies Group B, C or D (two documents fromGroup D if applicant is requesting an address change to appear on the document, unless applicant is under age 5 applying for an ID card or applicant is applying for a no-fee ID card presenting a Homeless Status Certification) An applicant who requests a change in name, date of birth, Social Security number or gender must provide identification to link the change from the previous information to the new information.

ILLINOIS DRIVERS LICENSE/ID CARD RENEWAL APPLICANT


An applicant renewing a current Illinois drivers license or ID card need only present his/her current valid drivers license or ID card if no changes are required. If the applicant does not have his/her current drivers license or ID card or changes are required, he/she must present: one document that satisfies Group A one document that satisfies each of Group B, C or D (two documents from Group D if applicant is requesting an address change to appear on the document unless applicant is renewing a no-fee ID card presenting a Homeless Status Certification)

DRIVING EXAMINATION
The driving exam is a demonstration of a drivers everyday driving skills. After the exam, the driver will be informed of any corrections that need to be made.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN


Illinois law requires that all persons in the front seat must wear safety belts. The examiner is required to wear a safety belt as well. Only those individuals with a physicians statement on letterhead are exempt. The physicians statement must be kept with you at all times as a driver in a vehicle or a frontseat passenger. The driving examination will allow you to demonstrate your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. You must provide a vehicle that is licensed and properly equipped for the drivers license classification you are seeking. The vehicle must be driven to the Driver Services facility by someone with a valid drivers license or permit. No one but the examiner will be with you during the exam. Proof of insurance must be shown before the driving exam is administered. Before starting the driving exam, check your mirrors, adjust your vehicles seat and fasten your safety belt.

THE EXAMINER
The driving examiner will sit beside you and observe your driving skills. It is normal for you to be a little nervous. Remember that the examiner is a passenger and has no indication of your driving ability. It is possible that you may have acquired some potentially unsafe driving practices, even though you may have been driving for years with no moving violations or accidents. Perhaps there are some new laws you are not observing. The purpose of the driving exam is to identify those mistakes so you may correct them. The examiner will grade your driving using a list of driving maneuvers. The examiner will follow a test route approved by the Secretary of States office. Although the test route may cover unfamiliar roads, it is important to remember that a drivers license gives you the right to drive on all roads. The examiner will not trick you. If you do not understand his or her instructions, please ask for an explanation. At the completion of your driving exam, the examiner will give you the results. Please keep in mind that the examiner is only an observer and has the responsibility to inform you of any mistakes. You are encouraged to correct those mistakes, not only for your own safety but also for the safety of others.

DRIVING EXAM GRADING


You will be graded on your ability to perform the following driving skills. You will automatically fail the exam if you violate any traffic law or commit any dangerous action while taking the exam.

USING TURN SIGNALS


Illinois law requires the use of turn signals. It is not a choice. Turn signals are required BEFORE: turning any corner, even if no one is coming; turning into any driveway, parking lot or parking space; changing lanes of traffic; AND AFTER passing another vehicle; and pulling over to or pulling away from any curb.

LEAVING A PARKING LOT OR DRIVEWAY


Illinois law states that you must stop before entering any street from a driveway, parking lot or alley. If you are leaving the parking lot at the Driver Services facility, you must stop before entering the street. There may or may not be a stop sign present.

STOPPING
Stop behind the white line or crosswalk. If there is no white line or crosswalk, stop behind the stop sign. Rolling stops are automatic failures on the driving examination.

TURNING A CORNER
When turning a corner from a two-way street onto another two-way street, stay in your own lane and then turn into the lane in which you will be driving. Do not cut corners.

HILL PARKING
Signal toward the side of the road where you wish to park. Stop your vehicle parallel to the road, within 12 inches of the curb or road edge. If you park on a street with curbing and your vehicle is heading downhill, you must turn the front wheels toward the curb. If you park your vehicle headed uphill, you must turn the front wheels away from the curb. If you park on a street without curbing and your vehicle is heading downhill or uphill, you must turn the wheels toward the side of the road on which you are parked. In either situation, you must set the parking brake or put the gear selector in Park. (See diagram on page 8.) When leaving the curb, release your parking brake, turn the wheels from the side of the road and use your turn signal. Look for oncoming traffic. When it is safe, pull slowly onto the street.
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Downhill with Curb

Uphill With Curb

Uphill or Downhill Without Curb Turn Wheels to Right

Turn Wheels to Curb

Turn Wheels from Curb

TURN-ABOUT
You will be asked to turn your vehicle around by turning left into an alley, roadway or driveway. When you back out, stop before entering the sidewalk, street or highway. Yield to pedestrians and all vehicles. When backing, check all rearview mirrors and look over your right shoulder. When backing to the right, make sure not to back over the center line.

ONE-WAY TURNS
When turning onto a one-way street, turn into the first lane you come to. After you have completed your turn, you may turn on your turn signal again, look back and, when it is safe, move into the other lane.

MULTIPLE-LANE TURNS

LEFT TURNS
When making a left turn onto a multi-lane street, you must turn into the inside lane (left-hand lane). After you have completed your turn into the inside lane and it is safe to do so, you may turn on your signal light and move into the right-hand lane.

RIGHT TURNS
When making a right turn into a multi-lane street, you must turn into the first lane you come to (righthand lane). After you have completed your turn into the right-hand lane and it is safe to do so, you may turn on your signal light and move into the left-hand lane.

BACKING VEHICLE
You will be asked to back your vehicle for a short distance. Check first to see if it is clear. Look over your right shoulder if possible. If not, inform the examiner that because of a physical condition you cannot. If you cannot see all the way in back by looking, use your rearview mirror as well as your side mirrors. Back up as straight as you can. Do not weave back and forth.

OTHER POINTS THAT WILL BE CHECKED


DRIVING SPEED Observe all speed limit signs. Do not drive too slowly. (Example: The speed limit is 30 mph and a driver is going 15 mph, holding up traffic and causing an unsafe situation. Driving too slow can be just as dangerous as speeding under normal traffic conditions.) CENTER LINES Do not weave back and forth across the center line. Stay in your traffic lane. If there is no center line, do not drive down the middle of the street or road. RIGHT-OF-WAY Observe yield signs: When approaching a yield sign, slow down and check for traffic. Stop if you need to. Approaching an intersection: when a green light appears, be sure the intersection is clear of vehicles and people before moving your car. If there are no signs or traffic control signals and two vehicles arrive at the same time, the car on the right has the right-of-way.

FOLLOWING THE EXAM


When you return to the Driver Services facility, the examiner will discuss your test results. If you do not pass the driving exam, listen carefully to hear which driving skills you need to correct. You may take the driving exam again if you did not pass. Remember, you have three chances in a oneyear period to pass the driving exam. If after several attempts you are still having difficulty, ask the examiner how to obtain an instruction permit after your drivers license expires.

WRITTENEXAM TRAFFIC SIGN IDENTIFICATION


Place the correct number in the space below each of the signs on the following page.

1. Winding Road Ahead 2. Crossroad 3. Divided Highway 4. Do Not Enter 5. Downgrade 6. Merge 7. No Passing Zone 8. No Right Turn 9. No U-Turn 10. Pedestrian Crossing 11. Persons with Disabilities Parking 12. Railroad Warning 13. Reduction in Lanes 14. Road Construction/Maintenance Area 15. School Zone and Crossing 16. Side Road 17. Slippery When Wet 18. Slow-Moving Vehicle 19. Stop 20. Stop Sign Ahead 21. Traffic Signal Ahead 22. Two-Way Traffic 23. Warning of a Change in Direction or Narrowing of Roadway 24. Yield Right-of-Way
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TRAFFIC SIGN IDENTIFICATION

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WRITTENEXAM SAMPLE QUESTIONS


Place an x next to the correct answer.
1. You are approaching a flashing RED signal light, you must: c a. Proceed with caution. c b. Come to a complete stop. c c. Stop only if there is approaching traffic. 2. You are approaching a flashing YELLOW light, you must: c a. Come to a complete stop. c b. Slow down and proceed with caution. c c. Wait for the light to stop flashing. 3. In the state of Illinois, it is permissible to make a right turn on a red light AFTER you have made a complete stop and have yielded to vehicles and pedestrians. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 4. Drivers are not permitted to wear headsets or have a television receiver visible from the drivers seat. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 5. You have entered the intersection on a green light and are waiting to make a left turn. While you are waiting for traffic to clear, the red light appears. You should: c a. Back up. c b. Go straight ahead. c c. Complete your turn when it is safe to do so. 6. When a traffic signal turns to green, you may proceed: c a. Instantly. c b. After yielding the right-of-way to vehicles and pedestrians still in the intersection. c c. After looking both ways. 7. As you approach an intersection, there is a green arrow pointing the direction you wish to turn while a red light is showing. What do you do? c a. Stop for the red light and then proceed. c b. Turn cautiously in the direction of the arrow and be alert for pedestrians. c c. Go straight ahead after checking the traffic. 8. BEFORE YOU REACH AN INTERSECTION you observe the green light change to yellow. What should you do? c a. Speed up and try to get through the intersection before the red light appears. c b. Blow your horn and proceed through the intersection. c c. Stop before you enter the intersection. 9. A single solid yellow line on your side of the center line on a two-lane pavement means no passing. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 10. When there are two or more lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions, what type of center line is used? c a. One single solid yellow line. c b. Broken white lines. c c. Two solid yellow lines. 11. You may cross a double yellow line marking ONLY UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: c a. When approaching the intersection. c b. To make a left turn into or from any alley, private road or driveway. c c. On city streets.

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12. Broken yellow lines (dashes) are used on streets and highways: c a. On a four or more lane pavement. c b. To separate single lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. c c. To indicate a no passing zone. 13. When are broken white lines (dashes) used on streets and highways? c a. When passing is not permitted. c b. On a two-way street. c c. On a one-way street or highway having more than one lane of traffic moving in the same direction. 14. You may travel across private property to avoid an official traffic signal or traffic sign. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 15. You are required by law to yield the right-of-way to any authorized vehicle engaged in construction or maintenance of a highway displaying amber (yellow) oscillating, rotating or flashing lights. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 16. The law states that turn signals in city areas must be given at least: c a. 50 feet before turning. c b. 100 feet before turning. c c. At the corner. 17. Never change lanes of traffic without signaling first. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 18. When approaching a sign that reads Merging Traffic, you must: c a. Stop your vehicle before proceeding. c b. Drive to the left lane of the expressway if safe to do so. c c. Adjust your speed and position to avoid a collision with other vehicles.
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19. When passing another vehicle, do not return to the right-hand lane until you can see the vehicle you have passed in your rearview mirror. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 20. When completing a RIGHT TURN into a multi-lane road, you should complete the turn in the: c a. Lane nearest the left-hand curb. c b. Lane nearest the right-hand curb. c c. Middle lane of the intersection. 21. To avoid a crash it is necessary to slow down and look carefully to the left and right before entering the intersection. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 22. When passing a motorcycle, you must use your turn signals and change lanes just like you would when passing a car. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 23. Motorcycles and bicycles are entitled to the same right-of-way privileges as other vehicles, and special attention should be given when they approach an intersection, at railroad crossings and on bridges. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 24. If a driver hears or sees an authorized emergency vehicle (police car, fire engine, ambulance) coming from any direction, the driver must always: c a. Pull to the right when it is safe to do so and stop until such vehicle has passed. c b. Increase speed. c c. Turn at the next intersection.

25. If your front wheel slips off the edge of the road while your vehicle is in motion, always: c a. Increase your speed and turn back on the road immediately. c b. Without braking, turn to the left. c c. Grip the steering wheel firmly, do not accelerate, brake gently, and turn back on the road when it is safe to do so. 26. In case a tire blows out while you are driving, you should: c a. Grip the steering wheel firmly, do not brake and reduce speed. c b. Increase your speed. c c. Apply your brakes and quickly turn on the shoulder of the road. 27. If you are under age 18 and you drive after curfew hours, a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult must be with you. Your parent or legal guardian must approve of the person. If these conditions are not met, your license or permit will be invalid during those hours. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 28. You are allowed to use the shoulder of the road to pass anyone. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 29. When high-beam headlights are in use, they should be dimmed at least 500 feet before meeting and 300 feet before overtaking another vehicle. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE

30. If you must drive during foggy weather, you should turn on the low-beam headlights and: c a. Flash your lights routinely. c b. Keep your foot on the brake pedal so your tail lights will be seen more easily. c c. Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop within your field of vision. 31. You are approaching a railroad crossing that has no lights or crossing gate. You should slow down when you see the round sign and proceed with caution. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 32. You are at a railroad crossing. The crossing gates are down. You may go around if no train is coming. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 33. When you are required to stop at a railroad crossing, you must make a complete stop within 50 feet, but not closer than 15 feet from the railroad crossing. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 34. To prevent skidding (hydroplaning) when driving on wet pavement, always: c a Increase the speed of your car. c b. Apply your brakes. c c. Reduce speed and allow your vehicle to slow down. 35. When driving on a slippery road and your vehicle starts to skid, you should: c a. Drive close to the edge of the road. c b. Stop instantly. c c. Steer in the direction that the rear wheels are skidding.

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36. If you get stranded in a winter storm, you should: c a. Leave your car to find help. c b. Stay inside your car and wait. c c. Get out and try to push your car. 37. In cold weather, the bridges may be icy even when the roads are dry. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 38. You are approaching a school zone with a speed limit of 20 m.p.h. Slow down on school days between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. when children are present. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 39. When are you permitted to open car doors on the side on which traffic is moving? c a. It is legal at all times. c b. It is legal only in rural areas. c c. It is legal only if it can be done without interfering with the movement of other traffic. 40. Only vehicles displaying a disability parking placard or license plates, WHEN THE DISABLED INDIVIDUAL IS PRESENT and is exiting or entering the vehicle, are permitted to use marked disability parking spaces. Drivers who violate this are subject to a minimum $250 fine. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 41. You cannot drive a motor vehicle, even if it is borrowed or rented for a short period of time, unless you hold the proper classification of drivers license for that kind and type of vehicle. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE

42. You are involved in a crash in which damage to the property of any one person, including yourself, in excess of $1,500 is sustained (or $500 if one of the drivers is uninsured). YOU MUST: c a. Notify the nearest law enforcement agency as soon as possible. c b. Have a capable passenger, by law, notify the proper authorities if you are unable to report the accident. c c. Submit a written accident report to the Illinois Department of Transportation within 10 days. c d. All of the above. 43. All vehicles operating on Illinois roads must be covered by a liability insurance policy. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 44. If you change your address, you are required to notify the Office of the Secretary of State within 10 days. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 45. When operating windshield wipers, you must have the headlights on. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 46. The greatest factor involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes is: c a. Weather conditions. c b. Road construction. c c. Alcohol/drugs. 47. After consuming alcohol, time is the only effective way to remove alcohol from the body. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE

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48. On a two-lane roadway, you must stop for a school bus flashing its red warning lights and extending its stop signal arm when: c a. Approaching the school bus from behind. c b. Meeting the school bus from the front. c c. Approaching the school bus from either direction. 49. Your driving privileges will be SUSPENDED in the State of Illinois if you are convicted of failing to stop for a school bus loading or unloading children as required by law. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 50. Illinois law requires children under age 8 to be secured in a restraining system or seat belt when traveling: c a. Anywhere in the vehicle. c b. In the front seat only. c c. In the back seat only. c d. Never, this is not a law. 51. A person who refuses to submit to a chemical test(s) of his/her blood, breath or urine for the purpose of determining the level of alcohol and/or drug content: c a. Will receive a drivers license suspension for 12 months for a first offense. c b. Will receive a drivers license suspension for 36 months for a refusal or subsequent offense within a five-year period. c c. May have this used as evidence against him/her in court if charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI). c d. All of the above.

52. After being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI), your drivers license will be suspended if: c a. You take a chemical test (breath, blood or urine) and register an amount of alcohol equal to or over the illegal level of intoxication (.08%). c b. You refuse to take a chemical test (breath, blood or urine). c c. You take a chemical test and register any trace of a controlled substance or cannabis (marijuana). c d. All of the above. 53. Your driving privileges will be REVOKED in the State of Illinois if you are convicted of: c a. Drag/street Racing. c b. Leaving the scene of an accident in which you are involved as a driver, if the accident results in the death or injury of a person or persons. c c. Driving or in control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs (including PRESCRIPTION DRUGS that impair driving ability) and/or combination of both. c d. All of the above. 54. When two vehicles on different roadways reach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time, the vehicle on the left should yield to the vehicle on the right. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE

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55. When more than one driver reaches a four-way stop intersection, the first driver to stop should be the first to go. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 56. Motorists encountering a funeral procession must: c a. Yield the right-of-way to all vehicles in the procession. c b. Not drive between vehicles in the organized funeral procession except when directed to do so by a law enforcement officer. c c. Not attempt to pass any vehicle in the organized funeral procession except where a passing lane has been specifically provided. c d. Not join the funeral procession for the purpose of securing the right-of-way. c e. All of the above. 57. You do not always need to stop when meeting a stopped school bus on a roadway with four or more lanes. You do not need to stop if you are traveling in the opposite direction of the bus, but you should drive cautiously. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE 58. Most rear-end collisions are caused by the vehicle in back following too closely. c a. TRUE c b. FALSE

59. A driver moving out of an alley, private road or driveway within an urban area must: c a. Come to a complete stop before entering the sidewalk area. c b. Look both ways for approaching pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic. c c. Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and all vehicles before proceeding into the roadway. c d. All of the above. 60. When approaching a stop sign, steady red traffic light, or flashing red traffic light, you should: c a. Stop at the marked stop line. c b. Stop before entering the crosswalk if there is no marked stop line. c c. Stop before entering the intersection if there is no marked stop line or crosswalk. c d. All of the above. 61. A person, regardless of age, may not use a cell phone at any time while operating a motor vehicle in a: c a. School zone. c b. Maintenance zone. c c. Construction zone. c d. All of the above. 62. A person may not text while operating a motor vehicle on a roadway unless he/she is parked on the shoulder of a roadway or stopped due to traffic and the vehicle is in park or neutral: c a. TRUE c b. FALSE

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PARKING PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES


The Office of the Secretary of State issues Persons with Disabilities license plates and parking placards to those who qualify under the Illinois Vehicle Codes definition for persons with disabilities and the Illinois Identification Card Act.

APPLICATION
To receive Persons with Disabilities license plates or a parking placard, an application must be completed by the applicant and his/her physician. A licensed physician must certify on the application that the applicant has one of the qualifying disabilities. The application also must include the applicants date of birth, gender and drivers license or state ID card number. Applications are available from your local Driver Services facility or by contacting: Persons with Disabilities License Plates/Placard Unit, 501 S. Second St., Rm. 541, Springfield, IL 62756. Applications also are available at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES LICENSE PLATES


Persons with permanent disabilities may obtain disability plates for vehicles titled in their name. An immediate family member residing in the same household may obtain one set of plates if the qualifying person with disabilities does not own a vehicle and must rely on someone else for transportation. If a person does not meet the above criteria, he/she is only eligible for a permanent parking placard. Corporations, school districts and special education cooperatives that transport persons with disabilities also are eligible for disability plates; however, if the corporation transports passengers for compensation, the plates are not allowed.

PARKING PLACARDS
The Secretary of States office also issues parking placards free to persons with disabilities. There are three different types of placards (see below).

PERMANENT
Placards are BLUE and issued to persons with permanent disabilities. The placard expires on the holders birthdate in 2014.

TEMPORARY
Placards are RED and valid for the length of time indicated by the certifying physician, not to exceed six months if issued by the Secretary of State, and 90 days if issued by a local municipality.

ORGANIZATION
Placards are GREEN and issued to organizations that transport persons with disabilities. The placard expires in April 2014.

IMPORTANT: The authorized holder of the plates or placard must be present and must enter or exit the vehicle at the time the parking privileges are being used.

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JESSE WHITE
Secretary of State State of Illinois

SIDE A (To be completed by physician)

Persons with Disabilities Certification for Parking Placard


DIRECTIONS: Both sides of this document must be signed and completed. Side A must be completed by the physician and Side B must be completed by the applicant. DEFINITION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (625 ILCS 5/1-159.1) A natural person who, as determined by a licensed physician: (1) cannot walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device; (2) is restricted by lung disease to such an extent that his or her forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg on room air at rest; (3) uses portable oxygen; (4) has a cardiac condition to the extent that the persons functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV, according to the standards set by the American Heart Association; or (5) is severely limited in the persons ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition; or (6) cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest because of one of the above 5 conditions; or (7) is missing a hand or arm or has permanently lost the use of a hand or arm. Please fill in the name of the person with the disability, state the diagnosis, and indicate the impairments below. Name of Person with Disabilities: ____________________________________________________________________ Diagnosis:________________________________________________________________________________________ NOTE: Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest is no longer a qualifying disability unless it is related to one of the following conditions below. ____ Is restricted by lung disease to such a degree that the persons forced (respiratory) expiratory volume (FEV) in one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter. ____ Uses portable oxygen. ____ Has a Class III or Class IV cardiac condition according to the standards set by the American Heart Association. ____ Cannot walk without the assistance of another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair or other assistive device. ____ Is severely limited in the persons ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition. ____ Has permanently lost the use of or is missing a hand or arm. LENGTH OF DISABILITY: (Check one) J Disability is permanent J Disability is temporary; must state duration (maximum 6 months) _________________ I hereby certify that the physical condition of the person with disabilities listed herewith constitutes him/her as a person with disabilities as described under 625 ILCS 5/1-159.1. WARNING: Any person who knowingly misuses or makes a false or misleading statement on an application may be fined up to $1,000. PHYSICIANS: Do not sign this form if the patient does not meet the above definition. (NOTE: If certification form is signed by a licensed physician assistant or advance practice nurse, the name and license number of the supervising physician is required.) _______________________________________________
Physicians Signature Date

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Physicians License Number

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Supervising Physician's Name Date

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Supervising Physicians License Number

PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE BELOW: Physicians Name __________________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________________________ City________________________________________________State__________________ZIP_____________________ Telephone ( ) _______________________________________________________________________________

Please mail all required documentation to: Secretary of State, Persons with Disabilities License Plates/Placard Unit, 501 S. Second St., Rm. 541, Springfield, IL62756, www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
Printed on recycled paper. Printed by authority of the State of Illinois. March 2010 100M VSD 62.20

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JESSE WHITE
Secretary of State State of Illinois

SIDE B (To be completed by applicant)

DIRECTIONS: Both sides of this document must be signed and completed in its entirety in order for the application to be processed. Complete Part 1 if the person with disabilities is applying for disability plates and/or a parking placard. Complete Parts 1 and 2 if the parent, immediate family member or legal guardian of the person with disabilities is applying for disability plates. PART 1. PERSON WITH DISABILITIES: I hereby apply for: ____ Person with Disabilities License Plates (Application and fee for registration must accompany this form. Fee is based upon the current plate expiration, date of purchase of vehicle if newly acquired, or the date of application, whichever is applicable.) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A PERMANENT DISABILITY TO OBTAIN DISABILITY PLATES. ____ Persons with Disabilities Parking Placard under the statutory provision (625 ILCS 5/1-159.1), and certify that my physical condition entitles me to the issuance thereof. I also am aware that the person with disabilities parking device (plates or parking placard) must not be used unless I am the driver or passenger in the vehicle.

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Applicants Signature

WARNING: MISUSE OF OR FALSE APPLICATION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES PLATES OR PARKING PLACARDS may result in revocation of the plates or placard, a 30-day drivers license suspension, and a fine of up to $1,000. The authorized holder of the disability plates or parking placard must be present and must enter or exit the vehicle at the time parking privileges are being used.

PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE BELOW:


Name of Person with Disability Address Drivers License or State ID Card Number of Person with Disability __________ OR __________ Male Female City Date of Birth (Month/Day/Year) ZIP Telephone Number

PART 2. DISABILITY LICENSE PLATES FOR PARENT, IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER OR LEGAL GUARDIAN ONLY: I hereby apply for disability license plates as the parent, legal guardian or other family member of the individual with a disability. The above named person with disabilities owns no vehicles and relies frequently on me for his/her mode of transportation.
Parents, Legal Guardians OR Family Members Name Address Telephone Number ( ) City Relationship to Person with Disability Date ZIP

............................................................................FOR OFFICE USE ONLY............................................................................ Parking Placard Number ______________________________________ Expiration Date _________________________ Issued By __________________________________________________ Issue Date_____________________________

Printed on recycled paper. Printed by authority of the State of Illinois. March 2010 100M VSD 62.20

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DRIVER SERVICES FACILITIES AND HOURS

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REVIEW OF THE MOST COMMON LAWS NOT OBEYED


Wearing your safety belt. Coming to a complete stop at stop signs (no rolling). Coming to a complete stop when you are leaving your driveway, parking lot or an alley or BEFORE you enter the street. Stopping BEHIND the crosswalk at a stop sign or traffic sign. Slowing down when you see a yield sign. Curbing your tires when you park on any hill. Using your turn signals when you pull OVER to any curb and when you pull AWAY from any curb. Not backing over the center line of the street when leaving your driveway and backing to the right. Turning into the inside lane when you complete a left turn into a multi-lane street or road. Observing ALL legal speed limits: school zone-20 mph, on school days when children are present; city areas-30 mph, unless otherwise posted; alleys-15 mph; interstate highways-65 mph, where posted; most other highways-55 mph. Staying on your own side of a street or highway that has no center line marked not driving down the middle of the street.

Effective July 22, 2010, a new law requires motorists to stop and yield (rather than slow down or stop if need be) to pedestrians in a crosswalk where there are no traffic signals.

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ANSWER KEY FOR WORKBOOK SAMPLE TESTS


TRAFFIC SIGN IDENTIFICATION SECTION:
(a) 19 (e) 15 (i) (m) (q) 11 5 4 (b) (f) (j) (n) (r) 1 23 3 6 9 (c) 8 (d) 24 (h) (l) 7 17

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(o) 10 (s) 21 (w) 13

(p) 14 (t) 18

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WRITTEN EXAM SECTION:


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. B B A A C B B C A 17. A 18. C 19. A 20. B 21. A 22. A 23. A 24. A 25. C 26. A 27. A 28. B 29. A 30. C 31. A 32. B 33. A 34. C 35. C 36. B 37. A 38. A 39. C 40. A 41. A 42. D 43. A 44. A 45. A 46. C 47. A 48. C 49. A 50. A 51. D 52. D 53. D 54. A 55. A 56. E 57. A 58. A 59. D 60. D 61. D 62. A

10. C 11. B 12. B 13. C 14. B 15. A 16. B

Thank you for participating in the Secretary of State Rules of the Road Review Course. The office strives to expedite seniors, persons with disabilities and expectant mothers while visiting a Driver Services facility. Depending on the facility, this may be an automated or manual process. If you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact a Driver Services employee at the facility you are visiting.

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are YOU registered to be an organ/tissue donor


Join the registry:
Visit www.LifeGoesOn.com Complete and mail a registration card Call 800-210-2106 Visit any Driver Services facility

YOU
its up to
www.LifeGoesOn.com
Jesse White Secretary of State

For information on Rules of the Road Review Courses and other programs offered by the Secretary of State: Driver Services Department 217-785-1440 888-261-5238 (Nex Talk)

Printed by authority of the State of Illinois. August 2011 10M DSDDS 9.7