People v. Tramble

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (3d) 110867
Decision Date: 
December 10, 2012
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
Knox Co.
Justice: 
McDADE
Holding: 
Reversed and remanded.
(Court opinion corrected 12/10/12.) Vehicle Code requires an appropriate signal be used when a vehicle makes a turn, changes lanes, encroaches onto the other side of the street, and leaves the roadway. Moving within a single traffic lane, including moving as far right within the lane as possible, does not require a signal, and to have made traffic stop only on that basis would not be sufficient for probable cause, for purposes of ruling on a motion to suppress. (LYTTON, concurring; WRIGHT, concurring in part and dissenting in part.)