(625 ILCS 5/15-110)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 15-110)
(a) When one vehicle is towing another, the drawbar or other connection
shall be of sufficient strength to pull all the weight towed thereby and
the drawbar or other connection shall not exceed 15 feet from one vehicle
to the other, except for the connection between any 2 vehicles transporting
poles, pipes, machinery or other objects of structural nature which cannot
readily be dismembered.
(b) Outside a business, residential or suburban district or on any
controlled access highway, no vehicle other than a pole trailer or a
semitrailer which is being towed by a truck tractor and is connected by the
means of a fifth wheel shall be towed on a roadway except by a drawbar and
each such vehicle so towed shall, in addition, be coupled with 2 safety
chains or cables to the towing vehicle. Such chains or cables shall be of
sufficient size and strength to prevent the towed vehicle parting from the
drawing vehicle in case the drawbar should break or become disengaged.
(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any second
division vehicle owned, operated or controlled by any person who is
registered with the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety of the Federal Highway
Administration and has complied with the federal safety provisions of the
Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety of the Federal Highway Administration and
the rules and regulations of the Bureau.
(Source: P.A. 77-22.)