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Full Text of SB0896  103rd General Assembly


Sen. Doris Turner

Filed: 3/28/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 896 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Section 12-218 and by adding Section 12-218.5 as
7    (625 ILCS 5/12-218)
8    Sec. 12-218. Auxiliary accent lighting on motorcycles.
9    (a) A motorcycle registered in this State may be equipped
10with, and a person operating the motorcycle may use, standard
11bulb running lights or light-emitting diode (L.E.D.) pods and
12strips as auxiliary lighting with the intent of protecting the
14    (b) Auxiliary lighting authorized under subsection (a) of
15this Section:
16        (1) shall not project a beam of light of an intensity



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1    greater than 25 candlepower or its equivalent from a
2    single lamp or single light-emitting diode (L.E.D.);
3        (2) shall not be directed horizontally;
4        (3) shall be so directed that no part of the beam will
5    strike the level of the surface on which the motorcycle
6    stands at a distance of more than 10 feet from the
7    motorcycle;
8        (4) shall be directed towards the ground;
9        (5) shall not emit red or blue light;
10        (6) shall not be:
11            (A) blinking;
12            (B) flashing;
13            (C) oscillating; or
14            (D) rotating; and
15        (7) shall not be attached to the wheels of the
16    motorcycle.
17(Source: P.A. 99-242, eff. 8-3-15.)
18    (625 ILCS 5/12-218.5 new)
19    Sec. 12-218.5. Optional lighting on motorcycles.
20    (a) A motorcycle may be equipped with 2 forward facing
21electric turn signals mounted on or near the handlebar grip
22assembly, or on the front fork assembly, or front fender
23shroud. The lamps shall be mounted on the same level and as
24widely spaced laterally as practicable, and when signaling,
25shall emit a white or amber light.



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1    (b) A motorcycle may be equipped with 2 forward facing
2electric driving lights which display a steady-on white or
3amber light. These lights may be in addition to but not in lieu
4of the required lamps on motorcycles under Section 11-201 and
5may be used either when the provisions of Section 11-201 are
6required or not required. The driving lights under this
7subsection (b) may by the same lamp housing specified under
8subsection (a) which shall only be actuated to a flashing
9signal to comply with the requirements of Section 11-208.".