(625 ILCS 5/11-1507)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1507)
Lamps and other equipment on bicycles.
(a) Every bicycle
when in use at nighttime shall be equipped with a
lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance
of at least 500 feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear
of a type approved by the Department which shall be visible from all
distances from 100 feet to 600 feet to the rear when directly in front
of lawful lower beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle, except that a lamp emitting
a steady or flashing red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear may be used
in addition to or instead of the red reflector.
(b) A bicycle shall not be equipped with nor shall any person use
upon a bicycle any siren. This subsection (b) does not apply to a bicycle that is a police vehicle or fire department vehicle.
(c) Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake which will
adequately control movement of and stop and hold such bicycle.
(d) No person shall sell a new bicycle or pedal for use on a bicycle
that is not equipped with a reflex reflector conforming to
specifications prescribed by the Department, on each pedal, visible from
the front and rear of the bicycle during darkness from a distance of 200
(e) No person shall sell or offer for sale a new bicycle that is not
equipped with side reflectors. Such reflectors shall be visible from
each side of the bicycle from a distance of 500 feet and shall be essentially
colorless or red to
the rear of the center of the bicycle and essentially colorless or amber
to the front of the
center of the bicycle provided. The requirements of this paragraph may
be met by reflective materials which shall be at least 3/16 of an inch
wide on each side of each tire or rim to indicate as clearly as possible
the continuous circular shape and size of the tires or rims of such
bicycle and which reflective materials may be of the same color on both
the front and rear tire or rim. Such reflectors shall conform to
specifications prescribed by the Department.
(f) No person shall sell or offer for sale a new bicycle that is not
equipped with an essentially colorless front-facing reflector.
(Source: P.A. 100-359, eff. 1-1-18