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 1        AN ACT regarding vehicles.

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

 4        Section 5.  The  Illinois  Vehicle  Code  is  amended  by
 5    changing Section 11-1404 as follows:

 6        (625 ILCS 5/11-1404) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1404)
 7        Sec.   11-1404.  Special  equipment  for  persons  riding
 8    motorcycles, motor driven cycles, or motorized pedalcycles.
 9        (a)  The operator of a motorcycle, motor driven cycle, or
10    motorized pedalcycle and every  passenger  thereon  shall  be
11    protected  by  glasses,  goggles, or a transparent shield. In
12    addition, every operator and passenger younger than 18  years
13    of age must wear a helmet.
14        (b)  For  the purposes of this Section, glasses, goggles,
15    and transparent shields are defined as follows:
16        "Glasses" means ordinary eye pieces such as spectacles or
17    sunglasses worn before the  eye,  made  of  shatter-resistant
18    material.   Shatter-resistant   material,  as  used  in  this
19    Section,  means  material  so  manufactured,  fabricated,  or
20    created that it substantially prevents shattering  or  flying
21    when struck or broken.
22        "Goggles"  means  a  device  worn  before  the  eyes, the
23    predominant function of which is protecting the eyes  without
24    obstructing   peripheral   vision.    Goggles  shall  provide
25    protection from the front and sides, and may or may not  form
26    a complete seal with the face.
27        "Transparent  shield"  means a windshield attached to the
28    front of a motorcycle that extends above  the  eyes  when  an
29    operator  is  seated  in the normal, upright riding position,
30    made of shatter-resistant material,  or  a  shatter-resistant
31    protective face shield that covers the wearer's eyes and face
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 1    at least to a point approximately to the tip of the nose.
 2        (c)  Contact  lenses  are  not  acceptable eye protection
 3    devices.
 4    (Source: P.A. 89-271, eff. 1-1-96.)

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