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 1        AN ACT to amend the Illinois  Vehicle  Code  by  changing
 2    Section 12-201.

 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5.  The  Illinois  Vehicle  Code  is  amended  by
 6    changing Section 12-201 as follows:

 7        (625 ILCS 5/12-201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-201)
 8        Sec. 12-201.  When lighted lamps are required.
 9        (a)  When  operated upon any highway in this State, every
10    motorcycle shall at all times exhibit at  least  one  lighted
11    lamp,  showing a white light visible for at least 500 feet in
12    the direction the motorcycle is proceeding.  However, in lieu
13    of such lighted lamp, a motorcycle may be equipped  with  and
14    use  a  means  of  modulating the upper beam of the head lamp
15    between high and a lower brightness.  No such head lamp shall
16    be modulated, except to  otherwise  comply  with  this  Code,
17    during  times when lighted lamps are required for other motor
18    vehicles.
19        (b)  All other motor vehicles shall exhibit  at  least  2
20    lighted  head  lamps,  with  at least one on each side of the
21    front of the vehicle, showing white lights, or  lights  of  a
22    yellow  or  amber  tint,  during  the period from a half hour
23    after sunset to a half hour before  sunrise,  at  times  when
24    rain,  snow, fog, or other atmospheric conditions require the
25    use of windshield wipers, and at any other times when, due to
26    insufficient light  or  unfavorable  atmospheric  conditions,
27    persons   and   vehicles  on  the  highway  are  not  clearly
28    discernible at a distance of 1000 feet.  Parking lamps may be
29    used in addition to but not in lieu of such head lamps. Every
30    motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer shall also exhibit at
31    least 2 lighted lamps, commonly known as  tail  lamps,  which
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 1    shall  be  mounted  on  the  left  rear and right rear of the
 2    vehicle so as to throw a red light visible for at  least  500
 3    feet in the reverse direction, except that a truck tractor or
 4    road  tractor  manufactured  before  January  1, 1968 and all
 5    motorcycles need be equipped with only one such tail lamp.
 6        (c)  Either a tail lamp or a separate lamp  shall  be  so
 7    constructed  and placed as to illuminate with a white light a
 8    rear registration plate when required and render  it  clearly
 9    legible from a distance of 50 feet to the rear. Any tail lamp
10    or  tail  lamps, together with any separate lamp or lamps for
11    illuminating a rear registration plate, shall be so wired  as
12    to  be  lighted  whenever the head lamps or auxiliary driving
13    lamps are lighted.
14    (Source: P.A. 88-147.)

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