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Bicycle Safety and Education

Bike_Diversion_BrochureBicyclist Traffic Citation Diversion Program

The Lake Forest Police Department actively enforces ALL traffic laws and strives to educate and promote traffic safety to all who travel within the City of Lake Forest. To further this objective, the Lake Forest Police Department is partnering with the League of Illinois Bicyclists© ( to promote bicycle safety and education through a Bicyclist Traffic Citation Diversion Program.

Per the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-1502), TRAFFIC LAWS APPLY TO PERSONS RIDING BICYCLES.

To avoid the issuance of a traffic citation and to take advantage of this diversion program, bicyclists who have been issued a written warning for a traffic violation are directed to the League of Illinois Bicyclists© website to complete a quiz.

Teenage and adult violators must complete the Adult Bicyclist, Bronze Level quiz, then print the certificate of completion at the end of the quiz. The certificate of completion must be emailed into the police department within 30 days of the warning citation issuance. Successful completion of the quiz and emailing of the certificate fulfills the requirements of the Bicyclist Traffic Citation Diversion Program, and no further action is required.

If violators opt not to complete the diversion program within thirty days (30) of the date of issuance of the warning, a notice to appear traffic citation will be issued via US mail with a traffic court date for an appearance in Lake County court.

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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