|Public Act 100-0182|
|HB3469 Enrolled||LRB100 10204 AXK 20386 b|
AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Section 12-601 as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/12-601)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-601)
Horns and warning devices.
(a) Every motor vehicle when
operated upon a highway shall
be equipped with a horn in good working order
and capable of
emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance
of not less than 200 feet, but no horn or other warning device
shall emit an
unreasonable loud or harsh sound or a whistle.
The driver of a motor vehicle
shall when reasonably necessary
to insure safe operation give audible warning
with his horn but
shall not otherwise use such horn when upon a highway.
(b) No vehicle shall be equipped with nor shall any person
use upon a
any siren, whistle, or bell, except as
otherwise permitted in this section.
Any authorized emergency
vehicle or organ transport vehicle as defined in
Chapter 1 of
Code or a vehicle operated by a fire chief or the Director
or Coordinator of a municipal or county emergency services and
equipped with a siren, whistle, or
bell, capable of emitting sound audible
under normal conditions