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(625 ILCS 5/12-709)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-709)
Slow-moving vehicle emblem.
(a) Every animal drawn vehicle, farm tractor, implement of husbandry and
special mobile equipment, when operated on a highway must display a
slow-moving vehicle emblem mounted on the rear except as provided in
paragraph (b) of this Section. Special mobile equipment is exempt when
operated within the limits of a construction or maintenance project where
traffic control devices are used in compliance with the applicable
provisions of the manual and specifications adopted under Section 11-301 of
the "Illinois Vehicle Code".
(b) Every vehicle or unit described in paragraph (a) of this Section
when operated in combination on a highway must display a slow-moving
vehicle emblem as follows:
1. Where the towed unit or any load thereon
partially or totally obscures the slow-moving vehicle emblem on the towing unit, the towed unit shall be equipped with a slow-moving vehicle emblem. In such cases the towing unit need not display the emblem.
2. Where the slow-moving vehicle emblem on the towing
unit is not obscured by the towed unit or its load, then either or both may be equipped with the required emblem but it shall be sufficient if either displays it.
3. A registered truck towed behind a farm tractor in
conformity with the provisions of Section 11-1418 of the "Illinois Vehicle Code" must display a slow-moving vehicle emblem in the manner provided in paragraph (c) while being towed on a highway if the emblem on the towing vehicle is partially or totally obscured.
(c) The slow-moving vehicle emblem required by paragraphs (a) and (b) of
this Section must meet or exceed the specifications and mounting
established by the Department. Such specifications and mounting
requirements shall, on and before August 31, 2004, be based on the
specifications adopted by the American
Society of Agricultural Engineers and published by that body as ASAE S
276.2 dated March, 1968 or as ASAE S 276.5. On and after September 1, 2004,
the specifications and mounting requirements shall be based on the
specifications adopted by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and
published by that body as ASAE S 276.5 NOV 97. No advertising or other
shall appear upon
the emblem except that specified by the American Society of Agricultural
Engineers to identify the standard to which the material complies. Each
original package containing a slow-moving vehicle
emblem shall display a notice on the outside of the package stating
that such emblem shall only be used for the purposes stated in subsections
(a) and (b).
(d) A slow-moving vehicle emblem is intended as a safety identification
device and shall not be displayed on any vehicle nor displayed in any
manner other than as described in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this
Section. A slow-moving vehicle emblem may not be displayed in public view from a highway on an object other than a vehicle or unit described in subsection (a) of this Section or a vehicle required to display a slow-moving vehicle emblem under subsection (e) of Section 11-1426.1 of this Code. A violation of this subsection (d) is a petty offense punishable by
a fine of $75.
(Source: P.A. 97-958, eff. 8-15-12.)