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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Section 12-218 and by adding Section 12-218.5 as
7    (625 ILCS 5/12-218)
8    Sec. 12-218. Auxiliary accent lighting on motorcycles.
9    (a) A motorcycle registered in this State may be equipped
10with, and a person operating the motorcycle may use, standard
11bulb running lights or light-emitting diode (L.E.D.) pods and
12strips as auxiliary lighting with the intent of protecting the
14    (b) Auxiliary lighting authorized under subsection (a) of
15this Section:
16        (1) shall not project a beam of light of an intensity
17    greater than 25 candlepower or its equivalent from a
18    single lamp or single light-emitting diode (L.E.D.);
19        (2) shall not be directed horizontally;
20        (3) shall be so directed that no part of the beam will
21    strike the level of the surface on which the motorcycle
22    stands at a distance of more than 10 feet from the
23    motorcycle;



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1        (4) shall be directed towards the ground;
2        (5) shall not emit red or blue light;
3        (6) shall not be:
4            (A) blinking;
5            (B) flashing;
6            (C) oscillating; or
7            (D) rotating; and
8        (7) shall not be attached to the wheels of the
9    motorcycle.
10(Source: P.A. 99-242, eff. 8-3-15.)
11    (625 ILCS 5/12-218.5 new)
12    Sec. 12-218.5. Optional lighting on motorcycles.
13    (a) A motorcycle may be equipped with 2 forward facing
14electric turn signals mounted on or near the handlebar grip
15assembly, or on the front fork assembly, or front fender
16shroud. The lamps shall be mounted on the same level and as
17widely spaced laterally as practicable, and when signaling,
18shall emit a white or amber light.
19    (b) A motorcycle may be equipped with 2 forward facing
20electric driving lights which display a steady-on white or
21amber light. These lights may be in addition to but not in lieu
22of the required lamps on motorcycles under Section 11-201 and
23may be used either when the provisions of Section 11-201 are
24required or not required. The driving lights under this
25subsection (b) may by the same lamp housing specified under



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1subsection (a) which shall only be actuated to a flashing
2signal to comply with the requirements of Section 11-208.