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92_SB1880enr SB1880 Enrolled LRB9212684DHgc 1 AN ACT in relation to vehicles. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by 5 changing Sections 12-205.1 and 12-215 as follows: 6 (625 ILCS 5/12-205.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-205.1) 7 Sec. 12-205.1. Implements of husbandry or slow-moving 8 vehicles-Display of amber signal lamp. Every animal drawn 9 vehicle, farm tractor, implement of husbandry and special 10 mobile equipment, except when used for road construction or 11 maintenance within the limits of a construction or 12 maintenance project where traffic control devices are used in 13 compliance with the applicable provisions of the manual and 14 specifications adopted under Section 11-301 of the Illinois 15 Vehicle Code, when operated on a highway during a time when 16 lighted lamps are required by Section 12-201 of this Chapter, 17 shall display to the rear at least one flashing amber signal 18 lamp mounted as high as practicable and of sufficient 19 intensity to be visible for a distance of at least 500 feet 20 in normal sunlight; provided, that only the rearmost vehicle 21 of a combination of vehicles coupled together need display 22 such lamp. The flashing amber signal lamp may be operated 23 lighted during daylight hours when other lamps are not 24 required to be lighted when vehicles authorized in this 25 Section are operated on a highway. Implements of husbandry 26 manufactured on or after January 1, 2003 and operated on 27 public roads between sunset and sunrise shall display 28 markings and lighting that meet or exceed the design, 29 performance, and mounting specifications adopted by the 30 American Society of Agricultural Engineers and published by 31 that body as ASAE S279.11 APR01
S 279.10 APR98. SB1880 Enrolled -2- LRB9212684DHgc 1 (Source: P.A. 91-505, eff. 1-1-00.) 2 (625 ILCS 5/12-215) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-215) 3 Sec. 12-215. Oscillating, rotating or flashing lights on 4 motor vehicles. Except as otherwise provided in this Code: 5 (a) The use of red or white oscillating, rotating or 6 flashing lights, whether lighted or unlighted, is prohibited 7 except on: 8 1. Law enforcement vehicles of State, Federal or 9 local authorities; 10 2. A vehicle operated by a police officer or county 11 coroner and designated or authorized by local 12 authorities, in writing, as a law enforcement vehicle; 13 however, such designation or authorization must be 14 carried in the vehicle; 15 3. Vehicles of local fire departments and State or 16 federal firefighting vehicles; 17 4. Vehicles which are designed and used exclusively 18 as ambulances or rescue vehicles; furthermore, such 19 lights shall not be lighted except when responding to an 20 emergency call for and while actually conveying the sick 21 or injured; 22 5. Tow trucks licensed in a state that requires 23 such lights; furthermore, such lights shall not be 24 lighted on any such tow truck while the tow truck is 25 operating in the State of Illinois; and 26 6. Vehicles of the Illinois Emergency Management 27 Agency, and vehicles of the Department of Nuclear Safety. 28 (b) The use of amber oscillating, rotating or flashing 29 lights, whether lighted or unlighted, is prohibited except 30 on: 31 1. Second division vehicles designed and used for 32 towing or hoisting vehicles; furthermore, such lights 33 shall not be lighted except as required in this paragraph SB1880 Enrolled -3- LRB9212684DHgc 1 1; such lights shall be lighted when such vehicles are 2 actually being used at the scene of an accident or 3 disablement; if the towing vehicle is equipped with a 4 flat bed that supports all wheels of the vehicle being 5 transported, the lights shall not be lighted while the 6 vehicle is engaged in towing on a highway; if the towing 7 vehicle is not equipped with a flat bed that supports all 8 wheels of a vehicle being transported, the lights shall 9 be lighted while the towing vehicle is engaged in towing 10 on a highway during all times when the use of headlights 11 is required under Section 12-201 of this Code; 12 2. Motor vehicles or equipment of the State of 13 Illinois, local authorities and contractors; furthermore, 14 such lights shall not be lighted except while such 15 vehicles are engaged in maintenance or construction 16 operations within the limits of construction projects; 17 3. Vehicles or equipment used by engineering or 18 survey crews; furthermore, such lights shall not be 19 lighted except while such vehicles are actually engaged 20 in work on a highway; 21 4. Vehicles of public utilities, municipalities, or 22 other construction, maintenance or automotive service 23 vehicles except that such lights shall be lighted only as 24 a means for indicating the presence of a vehicular 25 traffic hazard requiring unusual care in approaching, 26 overtaking or passing while such vehicles are engaged in 27 maintenance, service or construction on a highway; 28 5. Oversized vehicle or load; however, such lights 29 shall only be lighted when moving under permit issued by 30 the Department under Section 15-301 of this Code; 31 6. The front and rear of motorized equipment owned 32 and operated by the State of Illinois or any political 33 subdivision thereof, which is designed and used for 34 removal of snow and ice from highways; SB1880 Enrolled -4- LRB9212684DHgc 1 7. Fleet safety vehicles registered in another 2 state, furthermore, such lights shall not be lighted 3 except as provided for in Section 12-212 of this Code; 4 8. Such other vehicles as may be authorized by 5 local authorities; 6 9. Law enforcement vehicles of State or local 7 authorities when used in combination with red 8 oscillating, rotating or flashing lights; 9 9.5. Propane delivery trucks; 10 10. Vehicles used for collecting or delivering mail 11 for the United States Postal Service provided that such 12 lights shall not be lighted except when such vehicles are 13 actually being used for such purposes; 14 11. Any vehicle displaying a slow-moving vehicle 15 emblem as provided in Section 12-205.1; 16 12. All trucks equipped with self-compactors or 17 roll-off hoists and roll-on containers for garbage or 18 refuse hauling. Such lights shall not be lighted except 19 when such vehicles are actually being used for such 20 purposes; 21 13. Vehicles used by a security company, alarm 22 responder, or control agency , if the security company,23 alarm responder, or control agency is bound by a contract24 with a federal, State, or local government entity to use25 the lights; and 26 14. Security vehicles of the Department of Human 27 Services; however, the lights shall not be lighted except 28 when being used for security related purposes under the 29 direction of the superintendent of the facility where the 30 vehicle is located. 31 (c) The use of blue oscillating, rotating or flashing 32 lights, whether lighted or unlighted, is prohibited except 33 on: 34 1. Rescue squad vehicles not owned by a fire SB1880 Enrolled -5- LRB9212684DHgc 1 department and vehicles owned or fully operated by a: 2 voluntary firefighter; 3 paid firefighter; 4 part-paid firefighter; 5 call firefighter; 6 member of the board of trustees of a fire 7 protection district; 8 paid or unpaid member of a rescue squad; or 9 paid or unpaid member of a voluntary ambulance 10 unit. 11 However, such lights are not to be lighted except 12 when responding to a bona fide emergency. 13 2. Police department vehicles in cities having a 14 population of 500,000 or more inhabitants. 15 3. Law enforcement vehicles of State or local 16 authorities when used in combination with red 17 oscillating, rotating or flashing lights. 18 4. Vehicles of local fire departments and State or 19 federal firefighting vehicles when used in combination 20 with red oscillating, rotating or flashing lights. 21 5. Vehicles which are designed and used exclusively 22 as ambulances or rescue vehicles when used in combination 23 with red oscillating, rotating or flashing lights; 24 furthermore, such lights shall not be lighted except when 25 responding to an emergency call. 26 6. Vehicles that are equipped and used exclusively 27 as organ transport vehicles when used in combination with 28 red oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights; 29 furthermore, these lights shall only be lighted when the 30 transportation is declared an emergency by a member of 31 the transplant team or a representative of the organ 32 procurement organization. 33 7. Vehicles of the Illinois Emergency Management 34 Agency and vehicles of the Department of Nuclear Safety, SB1880 Enrolled -6- LRB9212684DHgc 1 when used in combination with red oscillating, rotating, 2 or flashing lights. 3 (c-1) In addition to the blue oscillating, rotating, or 4 flashing lights permitted under subsection (c), and 5 notwithstanding subsection (a), a vehicle operated by a 6 voluntary firefighter may be equipped with flashing white 7 headlights and blue grill lights, which may be used only in 8 responding to an emergency call. 9 (d) The use of a combination of amber and white 10 oscillating, rotating or flashing lights, whether lighted or 11 unlighted, is prohibited, except motor vehicles or equipment 12 of the State of Illinois, local authorities and contractors 13 may be so equipped; furthermore, such lights shall not be 14 lighted except while such vehicles are engaged in highway 15 maintenance or construction operations within the limits of 16 highway construction projects. 17 (e) All oscillating, rotating or flashing lights 18 referred to in this Section shall be of sufficient intensity, 19 when illuminated, to be visible at 500 feet in normal 20 sunlight. 21 (f) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a 22 manufacturer of oscillating, rotating or flashing lights or 23 his representative from temporarily mounting such lights on a 24 vehicle for demonstration purposes only. 25 (g) Any person violating the provisions of subsections 26 (a), (b), (c) or (d) of this Section who without lawful 27 authority stops or detains or attempts to stop or detain 28 another person shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. 29 (h) Except as provided in subsection (g) above, any 30 person violating the provisions of subsections (a) or (c) of 31 this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. 32 (Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 92-138, eff. 7-24-01; 33 92-407, eff. 8-17-01; revised 9-12-01) SB1880 Enrolled -7- LRB9212684DHgc 1 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 2 becoming law.
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