(625 ILCS 5/12-603)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-603)
Seat safety belts.
(a) No person shall sell any 1965 or later model motor vehicle of the
first division unless the front seat of such motor vehicle is equipped with
2 sets of seat safety belts. Motorcycles are exempted from the provisions
of this Section.
(b) No person shall operate any 1965 or later model motor
vehicle of the
first division that is titled or licensed by the Secretary of State unless
the front seat of such motor vehicle is equipped with 2 sets of seat safety
(b-5) No person under the age of 18 years shall operate
any motor vehicle, except a motor driven cycle or motorcycle, with more than
passenger in the front seat of the motor vehicle and no more
passengers in the back seats than the number of available seat safety belts,
except that each driver
under the age of 18 years operating a second division vehicle having a gross
vehicle weight rating of 8,000 pounds or less that contains only a front seat
may operate the vehicle with more than one passenger in the front seat,
provided that each passenger is wearing a properly adjusted and fastened seat
(d) The Department shall establish performance specifications for seat
safety belts and for the attachment and installation thereof.
(Source: P.A. 89-120, eff. 7-7-95; 90-89, eff. 1-1-98; 90-369, eff. 1-1-98;
90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)