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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/8-101.1

    (625 ILCS 5/8-101.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-101.1)
    Sec. 8-101.1. Proof of financial responsibility - Persons who operate medical transport vehicles. It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, other than a unit of local government, to operate any medical transport vehicle along or upon any public street or highway in any incorporated city, town or village in this State unless such person, firm or corporation has given, and there is in full force and effect and on file with the Secretary of State, proof of financial responsibility provided in this Code.
    If the person operating such motor vehicle is not the owner, then proof of financial responsibility filed hereunder must provide that the owner is primarily liable.
(Source: P.A. 82-949.)

625 ILCS 5/8-102

    (625 ILCS 5/8-102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-102)
    Sec. 8-102. Alternate methods of giving proof. Proof of financial responsibility, when required under Section 8-101 or 8-101.1, may be given by filing with the Secretary of State one of the following:
    1. A bond as provided in Section 8-103;
    2. An insurance policy or other proof of insurance in a form to be prescribed by the Secretary as provided in Section 8-108;
    3. A certificate of self-insurance issued by the Director;
    4. A certificate of self-insurance issued to the Regional Transportation Authority by the Director naming municipal or non-municipal public carriers included therein;
    5. A certificate of coverage issued by an intergovernmental risk management association evidencing coverages which meet or exceed the amounts required under this Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-444.)

625 ILCS 5/8-103

    (625 ILCS 5/8-103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-103)
    Sec. 8-103. Bond as proof of financial responsibility. 1. A bond of the owner of motor vehicles, subject to the provisions of Section 8-101 or 8-101.1, with a solvent and responsible surety company authorized to do business under the laws of this State as surety thereon; or
    2. A bond of such owner, with one or more personal sureties, owning real estate in the State of Illinois, of the value in the aggregate of $250,000 over and above all encumbrances, when approved by the Secretary of State shall be proof of financial responsibility as required by Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
    3. The bond shall not be approved unless accompanied by affidavits of the personal sureties, attached, stating the location, legal description, market value, nature and amount of encumbrances (if any), and the value above all encumbrances of such real estate scheduled to qualify on such bond, and not then unless all requirements for such bond as provided for by this Code have been met.
(Source: P.A. 82-949.)

625 ILCS 5/8-104

    (625 ILCS 5/8-104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-104)
    Sec. 8-104. Requirements of bond. 1. A surety bond or real estate bond filed as proof as provided in Section 8-103 shall be in the sum of $250,000 for each motor vehicle operated by the owner providing the motor vehicle is subject to Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
    2. The surety of real estate bond shall provide for the payment of each judgment by the owner of the motor vehicle (giving its manufacturer's name and number and state license number) within 30 days after it becomes final, provided each judgment shall have been rendered against such owner or any person operating the motor vehicle with the owner's express or implied consent, for any injury to or death of any person or for damage to property other than such motor vehicle, resulting from the negligence of such owner, his agent, or any person operating the motor vehicle with his express or implied consent, provided that the maximum payment required of the surety or sureties, on all judgments recovered against an owner hereunder, shall not exceed the sum of $250,000 for each motor vehicle operated, under Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
(Source: P.A. 82-949.)

625 ILCS 5/8-105

    (625 ILCS 5/8-105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-105)
    Sec. 8-105. Action on bond. The surety bond shall, by its terms, inure to the benefit of the person recovering any such judgment, and shall provide that an action may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction upon such bond by the owner of any such judgment; and such bond, for the full amount thereof shall, by its terms, be a lien for the benefit of the beneficiaries of said bond on such real estate so scheduled, and shall be recorded in the office of the recorder in each county in which such real estate is located.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

625 ILCS 5/8-106

    (625 ILCS 5/8-106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-106)
    Sec. 8-106. Withdrawal by sureties from bond - Notice.
    Any surety or sureties may withdraw from any such bond by serving ten days previous notice in writing upon such owner and the Secretary of State, either personally or by registered mail, whereupon it shall be the duty of such owner to file another bond or insurance policy in accordance with the provisions of this Act. Upon the expiration of said ten days, the Secretary of State shall mark said bond "withdrawn", with the date such withdrawal became effective, and thereupon the liability of the sureties on such bond shall cease as to any injury or damages sustained after the date such withdrawal became effective.
(Source: P.A. 80-1495.)

625 ILCS 5/8-107

    (625 ILCS 5/8-107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-107)
    Sec. 8-107. Authority to require replacement of bond. If, at any time, in the judgment of the Secretary of State, said bond is not sufficient for any good cause, he may require the owner of such motor vehicle who filed the same to replace said bond with another good and sufficient bond or insurance policy, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, and upon such replacement, the liability of the surety or sureties on such prior bond shall cease as to any injury or damage sustained after such replacement.
(Source: P.A. 80-1495.)

625 ILCS 5/8-108

    (625 ILCS 5/8-108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-108)
    Sec. 8-108. Insurance policy as bond. A policy of insurance in a solvent and responsible company authorized to do business in the State of Illinois, and having admitted net assets of not less than $300,000 insuring the owner, his agent or any person operating the motor vehicle with the owner's express or implied consent against liability for any injury to or death of any person or for damage to property other than the motor vehicle resulting from the negligence of such owner, his agent or any person operating the vehicle with his express or implied consent, when accepted by the Secretary of State, shall be proof of financial responsibility as required by Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
(Source: P.A. 82-433.)

625 ILCS 5/8-109

    (625 ILCS 5/8-109) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-109)
    Sec. 8-109. Requirements of policy. 1. The policy of insurance may cover one or more motor vehicles and for each such vehicle shall insure such owner against liability upon the owner to a minimum amount of $250,000 for bodily injury to, or death of, any person, and $50,000 for damage to property, provided that the maximum payment required of such company on all judgments recovered against an owner hereunder shall not exceed the sum of $300,000 for each motor vehicle operated under the provisions of this Section.
    2. The policy of insurance shall provide for payment and satisfaction of any judgment within 30 days after it becomes final rendered against the owner or any person operating the motor vehicle with the owner's express or implied consent for such injury, death or damage to property other than the motor vehicle, and shall provide that suit may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction upon such insurance policy by the owner of any such judgment.
    3. The insurance policy shall contain a description of each motor vehicle, giving the manufacturer's name and number and state license number.
(Source: P.A. 82-949.)

625 ILCS 5/8-110

    (625 ILCS 5/8-110) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-110)
    Sec. 8-110. Cancellation of insurance policy - Notice.
        1. In the event said policy of insurance be cancelled by the issuing company, or the authority of said issuing company to do business in the State of Illinois be revoked, the Secretary of State shall require the owner who filed the same either to furnish a bond or to replace said policy with another policy according to the provisions of this Act.
    2. Said policy of insurance shall also contain a provision that the same cannot be cancelled by the company issuing it without giving ten days notice in writing of such cancellation to the owner and the Secretary of State, either personally or by registered mail.
    3. Whenever the issuing company gives such notice of cancellation, the Secretary of State shall, at the expiration of said ten days, mark said insurance policy "Withdrawn" with the date such withdrawal became effective, and thereupon the liability of such company on said policy shall cease as to any injury or damage sustained after the date such withdrawal becomes effective.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/8-111

    (625 ILCS 5/8-111) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-111)
    Sec. 8-111. Proof required after cancellation.
    If, at any time, in the judgment of the Secretary of State, said policy of insurance is not sufficient for any good cause, he may require the owner of such motor vehicle who filed the same, to replace said policy of insurance with another good and sufficient bond or insurance policy, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, and upon such replacement, the liability of the company on said insurance policy shall cease as to any injury or damage sustained after such replacement.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/8-112

    (625 ILCS 5/8-112) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-112)
    Sec. 8-112. When bond on policy to expire.
    All bonds and policies of insurance filed with the Secretary of State, under this Act, shall expire not sooner than the 31st day of December as to a vehicle registered on a calendar year basis and not sooner than the 30th day of June as to a vehicle registered on a fiscal year basis in each year, provided, that the expiration of same shall not terminate liabilities upon such bonds and policies of insurance arising during the period for which the bonds and policies of insurance were filed.
(Source: P.A. 77-99.)

625 ILCS 5/8-113

    (625 ILCS 5/8-113) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-113)
    Sec. 8-113. Secretary of State to suspend registration certificates, registration plates and registration sticker when bond or policy cancelled or withdrawn. In the event that a bond or policy of insurance is cancelled or withdrawn with respect to a vehicle or vehicles, subject to the provisions of Section 8-101 or 8-101.1, for which the bond or policy of insurance was issued, then the Secretary of State immediately shall suspend the registration certificates, registration plates and registration sticker or stickers of the owner, with respect to such motor vehicle or vehicles, and said registration certificates, registration plates and registration sticker or stickers shall remain suspended and no registration shall be permitted or renewed unless and until the owner of the motor vehicle shall have filed proof of financial responsibility as provided by Section 8-101 or 8-101.1.
(Source: P.A. 82-433.)

625 ILCS 5/8-114

    (625 ILCS 5/8-114) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-114)
    Sec. 8-114. Issuance of license upon proof of financial responsibility. The Secretary of State shall issue to each person who has in effect proof of financial responsibility as required by Section 8-101 or 8-101.1, a certificate for each motor vehicle operated by such person and included within the proof of financial responsibility. Each certificate shall specify the Illinois registration plate and registration sticker number of the vehicle, a statement that proof of financial responsibility has been filed, and the period for which the certificate was issued.
(Source: P.A. 82-433.)

625 ILCS 5/8-115

    (625 ILCS 5/8-115) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-115)
    Sec. 8-115. Display of certificate-Enforcement. The certificate issued pursuant to Section 8-114 shall be displayed upon a window of the motor vehicle for which it was issued, in such manner as to be visible to the passengers carried therein. This Section and Section 8-114 shall be enforced by the State Police, the Secretary of State, and other police officers.
(Source: P.A. 82-433.)