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(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/1-208

    (625 ILCS 5/1-208) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-208)
    Sec. 1-208. Traffic control signal. Any official traffic control device other than a railroad sign or signal, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and permitted to proceed.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/1-209

    (625 ILCS 5/1-209) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-209)
    Sec. 1-209. Trailer.
    Every vehicle without motive power in operation, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 76-1798.)

625 ILCS 5/1-209.1

    (625 ILCS 5/1-209.1)
    Sec. 1-209.1. Trailer transporter towing unit. A power unit that is not used to carry property when operating in a towaway trailer transporter combination.
(Source: P.A. 99-717, eff. 8-5-16.)

625 ILCS 5/1-209.3

    (625 ILCS 5/1-209.3)
    Sec. 1-209.3. Transit bus. A bus engaged in public transportation as defined by the Regional Transportation Authority Act and authorized by the Department to be used on specifically designated roadway shoulders.
(Source: P.A. 97-292, eff. 8-11-11.)

625 ILCS 5/1-209.5

    (625 ILCS 5/1-209.5)
    Sec. 1-209.5. Transportation. The actual movement of property or passengers by motor vehicle, together with loading, unloading, and any other accessorial or ancillary service provided by the carrier in connection with movement by motor vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-210

    (625 ILCS 5/1-210) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-210)
    Sec. 1-210. Transporter.
    Every person engaged in the driveaway or towaway business of transporting vehicles, not his own, by driving, either singly or by the towbar, saddle mount or full mount methods or any combinations thereof or by drawing or towing house trailers, semitrailers or trailers, including their coupling devices, and using the public highways of this State therefor.
(Source: P.A. 78-858.)

625 ILCS 5/1-210.01

    (625 ILCS 5/1-210.01) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-210.01)
    Sec. 1-210.01. Travel trailer. A trailer, not used commercially, designed to provide living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use, and of a size or weight not requiring an overdimension permit when towed on a highway.
(Source: P.A. 81-969.)

625 ILCS 5/1-211

    (625 ILCS 5/1-211) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-211)
    Sec. 1-211. Truck. Every motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.
(Source: P.A. 88-476.)

625 ILCS 5/1-211.01

    (625 ILCS 5/1-211.01) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-211.01)
    Sec. 1-211.01. Truck camper. A truck, not used commercially, when equipped with a portable unit designed to be loaded onto the bed which is constructed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, travel, or camping use.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/1-211.1

    (625 ILCS 5/1-211.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-211.1)
    Sec. 1-211.1. (Blank).
(Source: Renumbered as 625 ILCS 5/1-212.5 by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-212

    (625 ILCS 5/1-212) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-212)
    Sec. 1-212. Truck tractor. Every motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn, or a power unit that carries as property motor vehicles when operating in combination with a semitrailer in transporting motor vehicles or any other commodity, including cargo or general freight, on a backhaul.
(Source: P.A. 99-717, eff. 8-5-16.)

625 ILCS 5/1-212.5

    (625 ILCS 5/1-212.5) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-211.1)
    Sec. 1-212.5. Truckster. Every motor vehicle or motorcycle with 3 wheels designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-213

    (625 ILCS 5/1-213) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-213)
    Sec. 1-213. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 76-1586. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-213.4

    (625 ILCS 5/1-213.4)
    Sec. 1-213.4. Type I school bus. A school bus with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating more than 10,000 pounds.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-213.5

    (625 ILCS 5/1-213.5)
    Sec. 1-213.5. Type II school bus. A school bus with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,000 pounds or less.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-213.8

    (625 ILCS 5/1-213.8)
    Sec. 1-213.8. Uniform Invoice. A form created by the Secretary for the purpose of transporting vehicles and essential parts that does not convey or transfer ownership rights of a vehicle from one entity to another.
(Source: P.A. 102-154, eff. 1-1-22.)

625 ILCS 5/1-214

    (625 ILCS 5/1-214) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-214)
    Sec. 1-214. Urban district.
    The territory contiguous to and including any street which is built up with structures devoted to business, industry or dwelling houses situated at intervals of less than 100 feet for a distance of a quarter of a mile or more.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/1-214.1

    (625 ILCS 5/1-214.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-214.1)
    Sec. 1-214.1. (Blank).
(Source: Renumbered as 625 ILCS 5/1-214.8 by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-214.8

    (625 ILCS 5/1-214.8) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-214.1)
    Sec. 1-214.8. Urban area. An urban area is any incorporated or unincorporated area developed primarily for residential and/or business purposes.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-215

    (625 ILCS 5/1-215) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-215)
    Sec. 1-215. Used car dealer.
    Every person engaged in the business of buying, selling or exchanging used motor vehicles and who has an established place of business for such purpose in this State.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/1-216

    (625 ILCS 5/1-216) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-216)
    Sec. 1-216. Used motor vehicle.
    Every motor vehicle which has been sold, bargained, exchanged, given away, or title transferred from the person who first acquired it from the manufacturer or importer, dealer, or agent of the manufacturer or importer and so used as to have become what is commonly known as "second hand" within the ordinary meaning thereof: Provided, that a new motor vehicle shall not be considered as a "used motor vehicle" until it has been placed in a bona fide consumer use, notwithstanding the number of transfers of such motor vehicle. The term "bona fide consumer use" means actual operation by an owner who acquired the vehicle for use in business or for pleasure purposes and who has been granted a Certificate of Title on such motor vehicle and has registered such motor vehicle, all in accordance with the laws of the residence of the owner.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

625 ILCS 5/1-216.5

    (625 ILCS 5/1-216.5)
    Sec. 1-216.5. Utility trailer. A trailer, as defined in Section 1-209 of this Code, consisting of only one axle, weighing under 2,000 pounds, and used primarily for personal or individual use and not commercially used nor owned by a commercial business.
(Source: P.A. 102-353, eff. 1-1-22.)

625 ILCS 5/1-217

    (625 ILCS 5/1-217) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-217)
    Sec. 1-217. Vehicle. Every device, in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway or requiring a certificate of title under Section 3-101(d) of this Code, except devices moved by human power, devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks, and snowmobiles as defined in the Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act.
    For the purposes of this Code, unless otherwise prescribed, a device shall be considered to be a vehicle until such time it either comes within the definition of a junk vehicle, as defined under this Code, or a junking certificate is issued for it.
    For this Code, vehicles are divided into 2 divisions:
    First Division: Those motor vehicles which are designed for the carrying of not more than 10 persons.
    Second Division: Those vehicles which are designed for carrying more than 10 persons, those designed or used for living quarters and those vehicles which are designed for pulling or carrying property, freight, or cargo and those motor vehicles of the First Division remodelled for use and used as motor vehicles of the Second Division.
(Source: P.A. 102-1130, eff. 7-1-23.)

625 ILCS 5/1-217.1

    (625 ILCS 5/1-217.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-217.1)
    Sec. 1-217.1. Vehicle cowl. The portion of the vehicle that separates the front compartment from the rear compartment, commonly referred to as the firewall, to which a vehicle identification number is normally attached.
(Source: P.A. 85-1204.)

625 ILCS 5/1-218

    (625 ILCS 5/1-218) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-218)
    Sec. 1-218. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 77-643. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-218.1

    (625 ILCS 5/1-218.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-218.1)
    Sec. 1-218.1. Vehicle shell. Every sheet metal part of a vehicle whether or not attached to a chassis or part of a chassis. For the purposes of this definition the term vehicle shell shall include the terms, shell, vehicle hulk, body, vehicle body.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

625 ILCS 5/1-218.5

    (625 ILCS 5/1-218.5)
    Sec. 1-218.5. Verified evidence. A document that is confirmed or substantiated by a sworn report or any public record received from a court of competent jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-218.10

    (625 ILCS 5/1-218.10)
    Sec. 1-218.10. Video event recorder. A video recorder placed inside a vehicle that continuously records, in a digital loop, audio, video, and G-force levels.
(Source: P.A. 99-689, eff. 1-1-17.)

625 ILCS 5/1-219

    (625 ILCS 5/1-219) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-219)
    Sec. 1-219. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 76-1586. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-220

    (625 ILCS 5/1-220)
    Sec. 1-220. Volunteer EMS provider. An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Volunteer Ambulance provider who, on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, has a valid memorandum of understanding with a municipality with a population of more than 1,000,000 to provide voluntary assistance to and for the benefit of the residents of that municipality.
(Source: P.A. 99-40, eff. 1-1-16.)

625 ILCS 5/1-221

    (625 ILCS 5/1-221) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-221)
    Sec. 1-221. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 79-715. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/1-222

    (625 ILCS 5/1-222) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-222)
    Sec. 1-222. (Blank).
(Source: Renumbered as 625 ILCS 5/1-171.6 by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)