Public Act 103-0374
SB0896 EnrolledLRB103 03368 HEP 48374 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 12-218 and by adding Section 12-218.5 as
    (625 ILCS 5/12-218)
    Sec. 12-218. Auxiliary accent lighting on motorcycles.
    (a) A motorcycle registered in this State may be equipped
with, and a person operating the motorcycle may use, standard
bulb running lights or light-emitting diode (L.E.D.) pods and
strips as auxiliary lighting with the intent of protecting the
    (b) Auxiliary lighting authorized under subsection (a) of
this Section:
        (1) shall not project a beam of light of an intensity
    greater than 25 candlepower or its equivalent from a
    single lamp or single light-emitting diode (L.E.D.);
        (2) shall not be directed horizontally;
        (3) shall be so directed that no part of the beam will
    strike the level of the surface on which the motorcycle
    stands at a distance of more than 10 feet from the
        (4) shall be directed towards the ground;
        (5) shall not emit red or blue light, but may emit red
    light only while the stop lamp on the motorcycle is
    illuminated and motorcycle is in the course of braking;
        (6) shall not be:
            (A) blinking;
            (B) flashing;
            (C) oscillating; or
            (D) rotating; and
        (7) shall not be attached to the wheels of the
(Source: P.A. 99-242, eff. 8-3-15.)
    (625 ILCS 5/12-218.5 new)
    Sec. 12-218.5. Optional lighting on motorcycles.
    (a) A motorcycle may be equipped with 2 forward facing
electric turn signals mounted on or near the handlebar grip
assembly, or on the front fork assembly, or front fender
shroud. The lamps shall be mounted on the same level and as
widely spaced laterally as practicable, and when signaling,
shall emit a white or amber light.
    (b) A motorcycle may be equipped with 2 forward facing
electric driving lights which display a steady-on white or
amber light. These lights may be in addition to but not in lieu
of the required lamps on motorcycles under Section 12-201 and
may be used either when the provisions of Section 12-201 are
required or not required. The driving lights under this
subsection (b) may by the same lamp housing specified under
subsection (a) which shall only be actuated to a flashing
signal to comply with the requirements of Section 12-208.

Effective Date: 1/1/2024