(625 ILCS 5/12-205)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-205)
Lamps on other vehicles and equipment.
Every vehicle, including animal drawn vehicles, referred to in paragraph
(b) of Section 12-101, not specifically required by the provisions of this
Article to be equipped with lamps or other lighting devices, shall at all
times specified in Section 12-201 of this Act be equipped with at least 2
lamps on the power or towing unit, displaying a white light visible
from a distance of not less than
1,000 feet to the front of such vehicle and shall also be equipped with 2
lamps each displaying a red light visible from a distance of not less
than 1,000 feet to the rear of such vehicle.
Where the towed unit or any load thereon partially or totally obscures
the 2 lamps displaying red light to the rear of the towing unit, the
rearmost towed unit shall be equipped with 2 lamps displaying red light
visible from a distance of not less than 1,000 feet to the rear of such
towed unit which are positioned in such a manner as to not obstruct the
visibility of the red light to any vehicle operator approaching from the
rear of such vehicle or combination of vehicles.
Where the 2 lamps displaying red light are not obscured by the towed unit
or its load, then either towing unit or towed unit, or both, may be
equipped with the 2 lamps displaying red light as required.
The preceding paragraph does not apply to antique vehicles, expanded-use antique vehicles, custom
vehicles, or street rods. An antique
vehicle or expanded-use antique vehicle shall be equipped with lamps
same type originally installed
by the manufacturer as original equipment and in working order.
(Source: P.A. 97-412, eff. 1-1-12.)