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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/18d-140

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-140)
    Sec. 18d-140. Any vehicle used in connection with any commercial vehicle safety relocation service must have painted or firmly affixed to the vehicle on both sides of the vehicle in a color or colors vividly contrasting to the color of the vehicle the name, address, and telephone number of the safety relocator. The Commission shall prescribe reasonable rules and regulations pertaining to insignia to be painted or firmly affixed to vehicles.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-145

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-145)
    Sec. 18d-145. Any vehicle used in connection with any commercial vehicle safety relocation service must carry in the power unit of the vehicle a certified copy of the currently effective safety relocator's registration certificate. Copies may be photographed, photocopied, or reproduced or printed by any other legible and durable process. Any person guilty of not causing to be displayed a copy of the safety relocator's registration certificate may in any hearing concerning the violation be excused from the payment of the penalty hereinafter provided upon a showing that the registration certificate was issued by the Commission, but was subsequently lost or destroyed.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-150

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-150)
    Sec. 18d-150. Waiver or limitation of liability prohibited.
    (a) Commercial vehicle safety relocators engaged in the relocation or storage of damaged or disabled vehicles shall be prohibited from including a clause in contracts for the relocation or storage of vehicles purporting to waive or limit the commercial vehicle safety relocator's liability under this Code, in tort or contract, or under any other cognizable cause of action available to the vehicle owner or operator.
    (b) Commercial vehicle safety relocators are prohibited from requiring the vehicle owner or operator to sign or agree to any document purporting to waive or limit the commercial vehicle safety relocator's liability under this Code, in tort or contract, or under any other cognizable cause of action available to the vehicle owner or operator.
    (c) Any contract, release, or other document purporting to waive or limit the commercial vehicle safety relocator's liability under this Code, in tort or contract, or under any other cognizable cause of action available to the vehicle owner or operator, shall be deemed null, void, and unenforceable.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-153

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-153)
    Sec. 18d-153. Misrepresentation of affiliation. It shall be unlawful for any tower to misrepresent an affiliation with the State, a unit of local government, an insurance company, a private club, or any other entity, or falsely claim to be included on a law enforcement agency's tow rotation list maintained under Section 4-203.5 of this Code, for the purpose of securing a business transaction with a vehicle owner or operator.
(Source: P.A. 99-438, eff. 1-1-16.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-155

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-155)
    Sec. 18d-155. The Illinois Commerce Commission may request documentation or investigate business practices by a commercial vehicle safety relocator to determine compliance with this Chapter. Failure to comply with any Section of this Chapter, as determined by the Illinois Commerce Commission shall subject a commercial vehicle safety relocator to penalties imposed by the Illinois Commerce Commission. Penalties may include suspension of registration certificate and monetary fines up to $1,000 for each violation.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-160

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-160)
    Sec. 18d-160. Unlawful practice. Any commercial vehicle safety relocator engaged in the relocation or storage of damaged or disabled vehicles who fails to comply with Sections 18d-115, 18d-120, 18d-125, 18d-130, 18d-135, 18d-150, or 18d-153 of this Code commits an unlawful practice within the meaning of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08; 96-1369, eff. 1-1-11.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-165

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-165)
    Sec. 18d-165. Charges payable in cash or by major credit card. Any towing or storage charges accrued by the vehicle owner or operator shall be payable by the use of any major credit card, in addition to being payable in cash.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/18d-170

    (625 ILCS 5/18d-170)
    Sec. 18d-170. Mandatory insurance coverage.
    (a) A commercial vehicle safety relocator shall provide insurance coverage for all risks associated with the transportation of vehicles towed under this Chapter, as well as for areas where vehicles towed under this Chapter are impounded or otherwise stored, and shall adequately cover loss by fire, theft, or other risks.
    (b) Upon the demand of the vehicle owner or operator, a commercial vehicle safety relocator shall promptly supply proof of the existence of this insurance.
    (c) Any person who fails to comply with the conditions and restrictions of this subsection shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500.
(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)