Public Act 099-0401
Public Act 0401 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
|Public Act 099-0401|
|SB1899 Enrolled||LRB099 04344 RJF 24371 b|
AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Section 11-1426.2 as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/11-1426.2)
Operation of low-speed vehicles on
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, it is
lawful for any person to drive or operate a low-speed vehicle
upon any street in this State where the posted speed limit is
30 miles per hour or less.
(b) Low-speed vehicles may cross a street at an
intersection where the street being crossed has a posted speed
limit of not more than 45 miles per hour. Low-speed vehicles
may not cross a street with a speed limit in excess of 45 miles
per hour unless the crossing is at an intersection controlled
by a traffic light or 4-way stop sign.
(c) The Department of Transportation or a municipality,
township, county, or other unit of local government may
prohibit, by regulation, ordinance, or resolution, the
operation of low-speed vehicles on streets under its
jurisdiction where the posted speed limit is 30 miles per hour
or less if the Department of Transportation or unit of local
government determines that the public safety would be
(d) Upon determining that low-speed vehicles may not safely
operate on a street, and upon the adoption of an ordinance or
resolution by a unit of local government, or regulation by the
Department of Transportation, the operation of low-speed
vehicles may be prohibited. The unit of local government or the
Department of Transportation may prohibit the operation of
low-speed vehicles on any and all streets under its
jurisdiction. Appropriate signs shall be posted in conformance
with the State Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
adopted pursuant to Section 11-301 of this Code.
(e) If a street is under the jurisdiction of more than one
unit of local government, or under the jurisdiction of the
Department of Transportation and one or more units of local
government, low-speed vehicles may be operated on the street
unless each unit of local government and the Department of
Transportation agree and take action to prohibit such operation
as provided in this Section.
(e-5) A unit of local government may, by ordinance or
resolution, authorize the operation of low-speed vehicles on
one or more streets under its jurisdiction that have a speed
limit of more than 30 miles per hour but not greater than 35
miles per hour.
Before authorizing the operation of low-speed vehicles on
any street under this subsection (e-5), the unit of local
government must consider the volume, speed, and character of
traffic on the street and determine whether low-speed vehicles
may travel safely on that street.
If a street is under the jurisdiction of more than one unit
of government, low-speed vehicles may not be operated on the
street under this subsection (e-5) unless each unit of
government agrees and takes action as provided in this
Upon the adoption of an ordinance authorizing low-speed
vehicles under this subsection (e-5), appropriate signs shall
(f) No low-speed vehicle may be operated on any street
unless, at a minimum, it has the following:
a parking brake
, a steering apparatus, tires,
a windshield that conforms
to the federal vehicle safety standards on glazing materials as
set forth in 49 CFR part 571.205, a vehicle identification
number, seat belts,
a rearview mirror,
an exterior rearview
mirror mounted on the driver's side of the vehicle,
reflectorized warning devices
on each rear side and one on the
center rear of the vehicle
in the front and rear
, a headlight
that emits a white light visible from a distance of 500 feet to
the front, a tail lamp that emits a red light visible from at
least 100 feet from the rear, brake lights, and
front and rear
turn signals. When operated on a street, a low-speed vehicle
shall have its headlight and tail lamps lighted as required by
Section 12-201 of this Code.
(g) A person may not operate a low-speed vehicle upon any
street in this State unless he or she has a valid driver's
license issued in his or her name by the Secretary of State or
a foreign jurisdiction.
(h) The operation of a low-speed vehicle upon any street is
subject to the provisions of Chapter 11 of this Code concerning
the Rules of the Road, and applicable local ordinances.
(i) Every owner of a low-speed vehicle is subject to the
mandatory insurance requirements specified in Article VI of
Chapter 7 of this Code.
(j) Any person engaged in the retail sale of low-speed
vehicles are required to comply with the motor vehicle dealer
licensing, registration, and bonding laws of this State, as
specified in Sections 5-101 and 5-102 of this Code.
(k) No action taken by a unit of local government under
this Section designates the operation of a low-speed vehicle as
an intended or permitted use of property with respect to
Section 3-102 of the Local Governmental and Governmental
Employees Tort Immunity Act.
(l) Every owner of a low-speed vehicle which may be
operated upon a highway shall secure a certificate of title and
display valid registration.
(Source: P.A. 96-653, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1434, eff. 8-11-10;
97-144, eff. 7-14-11.)
Effective Date: 1/1/2016