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Full Text of HB0290  97th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced 01/28/11, by Rep. Mary E. Flowers


625 ILCS 5/11-1404  from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1404

    Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to require every operator and passenger on a motorcycle, motor driven cycle, or motorized pedalcycle to wear a helmet that meets federal safety standards.

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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
5Section 11-1404 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/11-1404)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1404)
7    Sec. 11-1404. Special equipment for persons riding
8motorcycles, motor driven cycles or mopeds.
9    (a) The operator and every passenger of a motorcycle, motor
10driven cycle, or moped must wear a helmet which meets the
11requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218,
12and must and every passenger thereon shall be protected by
13glasses, goggles, or a transparent shield.
14    (b) For the purposes of this Section, glasses, goggles, and
15transparent shields are defined as follows:
16    "Glasses" means ordinary eye pieces such as spectacles or
17sunglasses worn before the eye, made of shatter-resistant
18material. Shatter-resistant material, as used in this Section,
19means material so manufactured, fabricated, or created that it
20substantially prevents shattering or flying when struck or
22    "Goggles" means a device worn before the eyes, the
23predominant function of which is protecting the eyes without



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1obstructing peripheral vision. Goggles shall provide
2protection from the front and sides, and may or may not form a
3complete seal with the face.
4    "Transparent shield" means a windshield attached to the
5front of a motorcycle that extends above the eyes when an
6operator is seated in the normal, upright riding position, made
7of shatter-resistant material, or a shatter-resistant
8protective face shield that covers the wearer's eyes and face
9at least to a point approximately to the tip of the nose.
10    (c) Contact lenses are not acceptable eye protection
12(Source: P.A. 96-554, eff. 1-1-10.)