Public Act 096-0523
HB3721 Enrolled LRB096 11432 AJT 21905 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Section 12-602.1 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/12-602.1)
    Sec. 12-602.1. Excessive engine braking noise signs.
    (a) A county or municipality may post signs that prohibit
the driver of a commercial vehicle, as defined in Section
1-111.8 of this Code, from operating or actuating any engine
braking system that emits excessive noise. The Department of
Transportation may erect and maintain the signs on interstate
highways near weigh stations that are adjacent to residential
areas or communities.
    (b) The sign shall state, "EXCESSIVE ENGINE BRAKING NOISE
PROHIBITED". The Department of Transportation shall adopt
rules providing for the erection and placement of these signs.
    (c) This Section does not apply to the use of an engine
braking system that has an adequate sound muffling system in
proper working order that prevents excessive noise.
    (d) It is a defense to this Section that the driver used an
engine braking system that emits excessive noise in an
emergency to avoid a collision with a person or another vehicle
on the highway.
    (e) A violation of this Section is an equipment violation
punishable by a fine of $75.
(Source: P.A. 94-756, eff. 1-1-07.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2010