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New Illinois Statute Creates Traffic Misdemeanor

Illinois Public Act 96-143 creates a new offense of operating an uninsured motor vehicle that causes bodily harm to another person. It will now be a Class A misdemeanor under the Vehicle Code. The language states that if a person “causes, as a proximate result of the person’s operation of the motor vehicle, bodily harm to another person” they will have violated the statute. This new statute will greatly affect car accident cases in Illinois. To read the entire statute, please click the link.