I was at the Elmhurst Metro Metric today and word was that a local sheriffs deputy was planning to issue tickets to people for riding two abreast. I don't know if he actually issued any tickets or not.
According to the Illinois statutes "Riding two abreast is permitted as long as the normal and reasonable movement of traffic is not impeded." The ride took place out in the country on a Sunday morning with minimal traffic. So my question is, would this constitute an infraction under the statute? How does this get interpreted by the court? To me, if a car can easily pass, traffic isn't impeded. You would think the coppers would have something more pressing to do than to be concerned about two abreast cyclists on country roads on a Sunday morning.