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

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