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  • Illinois Vehicle Code.
    • Chapter 1. Title and Definitions
    • Chapter 2. The Secretary of State
    • Chapter 3. Certificates of Title and Registration of Vehicles
      • Article I. Certificates of Title
      • Article II. Security Interests
      • Article III. Certificate of Title-rebuilt Vehicles
      • Article IV. Original and Renewal of Registration
      • Article V. Transfer of Registration
      • Article VI. Special Plates and Special License Plate Stickers
      • Article VII. Offenses Against Registration and Certificate of Title Laws or Revocation of Registration or Certificate of Title
      • Article VIII. Registration and License Fees
      • Article IX. Remittance Agents
      • Article X. Vehicle Use Tax
      • Article XI. Replacement Vehicle Tax
    • Chapter 4. Anti-theft Laws and Abandoned Vehicles
      • Article I. Anti-theft Laws
      • Article II. Abandoned, Lost, Stolen or Unclaimed Vehicles
      • Article III. Vehicle Recycling Board
    • Chapter 5. Dealers, Transporters, Wreckers and Rebuilders
      • Article I. Dealers
      • Article II. Transporters
      • Article III. Used Part Dealers, Scrap Processors, Automotive Parts Recyclers and Rebuilders
      • Article IV. Records Required to Be Kept
      • Article V. Licenses--injunctions
      • Article VI. Credit or Conditional Sales--insurance
      • Article VII. Vehicle Auctioneers
      • Article VIII. Penalties
    • Chapter 6. The Illinois Driver Licensing Law
      • Article I. Issuance of Licenses; Expiration and Renewal
      • Article II. Cancellation, Suspension, or Revocation of Licenses and Permits
      • Article III. Violation of License Provisions
      • Article IV. Commercial Driver Training Schools
      • Article V. Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
      • Article VI. Penalties
      • Article VII. Driver License Compact
      • Article VIII. Nonresident Violator Compact
      • Article IX. Driver's License Medical Review Law of 1992
      • Article X. Enhanced Skills Driving Schools
    • Chapter 7. Illinois Safety and Family Financial Responsibility Law
      • Article I. Administration
      • Article II. Security Following Accident
      • Article III. Proof of Financial Responsibility for the Future
      • Article IV. Violations of Provisions of Financial Responsibility Act
      • Article V. Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Financial Responsibility
      • Article VI. Mandatory Insurance
      • Article VII. Family Financial Responsibility Law
    • Chapter 8. Motor Vehicles Used for Transportation of Passengers
    • Chapter 9. Owners of for Rent Vehicles For-hire
    • Chapter 10. Civil Liability
      • Article I. Liability of Counties, Municipalities and other Public Corporations
      • Article II. Liability to Guests
      • Article III. Process on Non-resident
    • Chapter 11. Rules of the Road
      • Article I. Special Definitions
      • Article II. Obedience to and Effect of Traffic Laws
      • Article III. Traffic Signs, Signals, and Markings
      • Article IV. Accidents
      • Article V. Driving While Intoxicated, Transporting Alcoholic Liquor, and Reckless Driving
      • Article VI. Speed Restrictions
      • Article VII. Driving on Right Side of Roadway; Overtaking and Passing, Etc
      • Article VIII. Turning and Starting and Signals on Stopping and Turning
      • Article IX. Right-of-way
      • Article X. Pedestrians' Rights and Duties
      • Article XI. Street Cars and Safety Zones
      • Article XII. Special Stops Required
      • Article XIII. Stopping, Standing, and Parking
      • Article XIV. Miscellaneous Laws
      • Article XV. Bicycles
    • Chapter 12. Equipment of Vehicles
      • Article I. General Provisions
      • Article II. Lights and Lamps
      • Article III. Brakes
      • Article IV. Tires
      • Article V. Glass, Windshields and Mirrors
      • Article VI. Miscellaneous Requirements
      • Article VII. Special Requirements for Vehicles of the Second Division
      • Article VIII. Special Requirements for School Buses
      • Article IX. Special Requirements for Religious Organization Buses
    • Chapter 13. Inspection of Vehicles
    • Chapter 13C. Emission Inspection
    • Chapter 15. Size, Weight, Load and Permits
      • Article I. Size, Weight and Load
      • Article II. Vehicles Exceeding Weight Limits
      • Article III. Permits
    • Chapter 16. Enforcement, Penalties and Disposition of Fines and Forfeitures, and Criminal Cases
      • Article I. Enforcement, Penalties and Disposition of Fines and Forfeitures
      • Article II. Parties in Criminal Cases
    • Chapter 17. Illinois Highway Safety Law
    • Chapter 18a. Illinois Commercial Relocation of Trespassing Vehicles Law
      • Article I. Definitions, Policy and Jurisdiction
      • Article II. Duties and Powers
      • Article III. Requirements and Prohibitions
      • Article IV. Licenses
      • Article V. Rates and Charges
      • Article VI. Fees
      • Article VII. Counties Covered
    • Chapter 18b. Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
      • Article I. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
    • Chapter 18c. Illinois Commercial Transportation Law
      • Sub-Chapter 1. General Provisions
        • Article I. Short Title, Legislative Intent, State Transportation Policy, and Definitions
        • Article II. Jurisdiction and Power of the Commission
        • Article III. Employee Boards
        • Article IV. Modification of Standards and Procedures
        • Article V. Fees and Taxes
        • Article VI. Transportation Regulatory Fund
        • Article VII. Violations of the Law
        • Article VIII. Service of Notices, Orders and Process
      • Sub-Chapter 2. Proceedings Before the Commission and the Courts
        • Article I. Administrative Proceedings Before the Commission
        • Article II. Judicial Review Proceedings
        • Article III. Administrative and Judicial Enforcement Proceedings
        • Article IV. Venue and Jurisdiction
      • Sub-Chapter 3. Substantive Provisions Applicable to More than One Transportation Mode
        • Article I. Licensing
        • Article II. Ratemaking
        • Article III. Other Provisions Common to All Transportation Modes
      • Sub-Chapter 4. Motor Carriers of Property
        • Article I. General Provisions Governing Motor Carriers of Property
        • Article II. Licensing
        • Article III. Transfer of Licenses
        • Article IV. Rate Filings and Registration of Intrastate Public Carriers and Equipment and Registration of Interstate Carriers and Equipment
        • Article V. Ratemaking
        • Article VI. Cab Cards and Identifiers
        • Article VII. Identification of Carriers
        • Article VIII. Bills of Lading
        • Article IX. Safety Regulations for Motor Carriers of Property: Insurance
      • Sub-Chapter 5. Special Provisions Applicable to Transportation of Property Over Public Roads
        • Article I. Brokers
        • Article II. Resolution of Household Goods Disputes
        • Article III. Non-relocation Towing
      • Sub-Chapter 6. Motor Carriers of Passengers
        • Article I. General Provisions Governing Motor Carriers of Passengers
        • Article II. Licensing
        • Article III. Addition, Change, Reduction, or Discontinuance of Scheduled Motor Bus Service
        • Article IV. Ratemaking
        • Article V. Safety Requirements for Motor Carriers of Passengers
      • Sub-Chapter 7. Rail Carriers
        • Article I. Jurisdiction Over Rail Carriers
        • Article II. Registration and Services of Rail Carriers
        • Article III. Ratemaking
        • Article IV. Safety Requirements for Rail Carriers
        • Article V. Miscellaneous Provisions
      • Sub-Chapter 8. Common Carriers by Pipeline
        • Article I. Jurisdiction and Power Over Common Carriers by Pipeline
        • Article II. Licensing and Ratemaking
        • Article III. Safety Regulation
        • Article IV. Miscellaneous Provisions
      • Sub-Chapter 9. Miscellaneous Provisions of Law
        • Article I. Remedies Cumulative
        • Article II. Grandfather Provisions
    • Chapter 18d. Illinois Commercial Safety Towing Law
    • Chapter 20. Miscellaneous Provisions, Effect of Act and Repeal of Named Acts
      • Article I. Distribution of Fees and Taxes
      • Article II. Effect of Act
      • Article III. Repeal of Named Acts
      • Article IV. Savings Clause and Effective Date
  • Automated Traffic Control Systems in Highway Construction or Maintenance Zones Act.
  • Motor Vehicle Theft Reporting Act.
  • China Affairs Council Act.
  • Chauffeur Protection Act.
  • Child Passenger Protection Act.
  • Renter’s Financial Responsibility and Protection Act.
  • Ridesharing Arrangements Act.
  • Voluntary Employee Commute Options Emission Reduction Credit Act.
  • Cycle Rider Safety Training Act.
  • Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act.
    • Article I. Definitions; Application
    • Article II. Enforcement; Inspection
    • Article III. Registration of Snowmobiles
    • Article IV. Snowmobile Equipment
    • Article V. Control Provisions
    • Article VI. Accident Reports
    • Article VII. Local Regulation
    • Article VIII. Filing of Regulations
    • Article IX. Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act Revenues
    • Article X. Penalties
    • Article XI. Partial Invalidity
  • Boat Registration and Safety Act.
    • Article I. Definitions
    • Article II. Enforcement
    • Article III. Registration of Motorboats and Sailboats Over 12 Feet in Length
    • Article IIIA. Certificate of Title, Motorboats and Sailboats Over 12 Feet in Length
    • Article IIIB. Security Interests
    • Article IIIC. Lost and Abandoned Watercraft
    • Article IV. Motorboat Equipment
    • Article V. Operation of Motorboats
    • Article VI. Accident Reports
    • Article VII. Business of Boat Rental Service
    • Article VIII. Local Regulation
    • Article IX. Filing of Regulations
    • Article X. The State Boating Act Fund
    • Article XIA. Penalties
    • Article XII. Partial Invalidity
    • Article XIII. Effective Date
  • Public Conveyance Notice Act.
  • Taxi Safety Act of 2007.
  • Pedestrians With Disabilities Safety Act.


Chapter 1
Title and Definitions

Section 1-100. Short Title

(625 ILCS 5/1-100) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-100)

This Act may be cited as the Illinois Vehicle Code.

Portions of this Act may likewise be cited by a short title as follows:

Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5: the Illinois Vehicle Title & Registration Law.

Chapter 6: the Illinois Driver Licensing Law.

Chapter 7: the Illinois Safety and Family Financial Responsibility Law.

Chapter 11: the Illinois Rules of the Road.

Chapter 12: the Illinois Vehicle Equipment Law.

Chapter 13: the Illinois Vehicle Inspection Law.

Chapter 14: the Illinois Vehicle Equipment Safety Compact.

Chapter 15: the Illinois Size and Weight Law.

Chapter 17: the Illinois Highway Safety Law.

Chapter 18a: the Illinois Commercial Relocation of Trespassing Vehicles Law.

Chapter 18b: the Illinois Motor Carrier Safety Law.

Chapter 18c: the Illinois Commercial Transportation Law.

Chapter 18d: The Illinois Commercial Safety Towing Law.

(Source: P.A. 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

Section 1-101. Definition of Words and Phrases

(625 ILCS 5/1-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-101)

The following words and phrases when used in this Code shall, for the purpose of this Code, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this Chapter, except when the context otherwise requires and except where another definition set forth in another Chapter of this Code and applicable to that Chapter or a designated part thereof is applicable.

(Source: P.A. 83-831.)

Section 1-101.05. Abandoned Vehicle

(625 ILCS 5/1-101.05)

For the purposes of Chapter 4, "abandoned vehicle" means any vehicle in a state of disrepair rendering the vehicle incapable of being driven in its condition or any vehicle that has not been moved or used for 7 consecutive days or more and is apparently deserted.

(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

Section 1-101.1. Act

(625 ILCS 5/1-101.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-101.1)

The word "Act" as used in this Code shall, unless the context otherwise clearly indicates, mean "The Illinois Vehicle Code".

(Source: P.A. 82-123.)

Section 1-101.1a. Administrative Decision

(625 ILCS 5/1-101.1a)

The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

Section 1-101.2. Affirmation

(625 ILCS 5/1-101.2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-101.2)

A signed statement to the effect that the information provided by the signer is true and correct. The affirmation shall subject any person who shall knowingly affirm falsely, in matter material to any issue or point in question, to the penalties inflicted by law on persons convicted of perjury under Section 32-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961.

(Source: P.A. 83-1473.)

Section 1-101.3. (repealed).

(625 ILCS 5/1-101.3) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-101.3)

(Source: P.A. 83-1473. Repealed by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

Section 1-101.5. Agency

(625 ILCS 5/1-101.5)

For the purposes of Chapter 13C, "Agency" means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

Section 1-101.6. (repealed).

(625 ILCS 5/1-101.6)

(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98. Repealed by P.A. 94-739, eff. 5-5-06.)

Section 1-101.8. All-terrain Vehicle

(625 ILCS 5/1-101.8) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-102.02)

Any motorized off-highway device designed to travel primarily off-highway, 50 inches or less in width, having a manufacturer's dry weight of 1,500 pounds or less, traveling on 3 or more non-highway tires, designed with a seat or saddle for operator use, and handlebars or steering wheel for steering control, except equipment such as lawnmowers.

(Source: P.A. 96-428, eff. 8-13-09.)

Section 1-102. Alley.

(625 ILCS 5/1-102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-102)

A public way within a block, generally giving access to the rear of lots or buildings and not used for general traffic circulation.

(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)

Section 1-102.01. Ambulance

(625 ILCS 5/1-102.01) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-102.01)

Any publicly or privately owned vehicle which is specifically designed, constructed or modified and equipped, and is intended to be used for, and is maintained or operated for the emergency transportation of persons who are sick, injured, wounded or otherwise incapacitated or helpless.

(Source: P.A. 82-433.)

Section 1-102.02. (blank).

(625 ILCS 5/1-102.02) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-102.02)

(Source: Renumbered as 625 ILCS 5/1-101.8 by P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)