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New Bike Laws Kick in for 2018

Several safety measures are now the law, and cycling becomes the official state exercise of Illinois.

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The new year brought several small but welcome legal changes for Illinois cyclists. For one, three safety measures–drivers may cross the center line to pass a cyclist, bikers can ride on the shoulder, and bikes can use a taillight instead of a reflector–are now enacted into law. And for two, cycling is now officially the state exercise of Illinois.