(625 ILCS 5/12-501)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-501)
safety glazing material in motor vehicles.
(a) Every motor vehicle operated upon the highways of this State shall
be equipped with a front windshield which complies with those standards as
established pursuant to this Section and Section 12-503 of this Code. This
subsection shall not apply to motor vehicles designed and used exclusively
for off-highway use, motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, motorized
pedalcycles, nor to motor vehicles registered as antique vehicles, expanded-use antique vehicles, custom
vehicles, or street rods when the
original design of such vehicles did not include front windshields.
(b) No person shall knowingly sell any 1936 or later model motor vehicle
unless such vehicle is equipped with safety glazing material conforming to
specifications prescribed by the Department wherever glazing material is
used in doors, windows and windshields.
Regulations promulgated by the Department specifying standards for safety
glazing material on windshields shall, as a minimum, conform with those
Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standards (49 CFR 571.205).
These provisions apply to all motor
vehicles of the first and second division but with respect to trucks,
including truck tractors, the requirements as to safety glazing material
apply to all glazing material used in doors, windows and windshields in the
drivers' compartments of such vehicles.
(c) It is unlawful for the owner or any other person knowingly to
install or cause to be installed in any motor vehicle any glazing material
other than safety glazing material conforming to the specifications
prescribed by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 97-412, eff. 1-1-12.)