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Public Act 100-0182


Public Act 0182 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0182
HB3469 EnrolledLRB100 10204 AXK 20386 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Section 12-601 as follows:
    (625 ILCS 5/12-601)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-601)
    Sec. 12-601. Horns and warning devices.
    (a) Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway shall
be equipped with a horn in good working order and capable of
emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance
of not less than 200 feet, but no horn or other warning device
shall emit an unreasonable loud or harsh sound or a whistle.
The driver of a motor vehicle shall when reasonably necessary
to insure safe operation give audible warning with his horn but
shall not otherwise use such horn when upon a highway.
    (b) No vehicle shall be equipped with nor shall any person
use upon a vehicle any siren, whistle, or bell, except as
otherwise permitted in this section. Any authorized emergency
vehicle or organ transport vehicle as defined in Chapter 1 of
this Code or a vehicle operated by a fire chief or the Director
or Coordinator of a municipal or county emergency services and
disaster agency, Act may be equipped with a siren, whistle, or
bell, capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions
from a distance of not less than 500 feet, but such siren,
whistle or bell, shall not be used except when such vehicle is
operated in response to an emergency call or in the immediate
pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law in either
of which events the driver of such vehicle shall sound such
siren, whistle or bell, when necessary to warn pedestrians and
other drivers of the approach thereof.
    (c) Trackless trolley coaches, as defined by Section 1-206
of this Code, and replica trolleys, as defined by Section
1-171.04 of this Code, may be equipped with a bell or bells in
lieu of a horn, and may, in addition to the requirements of
paragraph (a) of this Section, use a bell or bells for the
purpose of indicating arrival or departure at designated stops
during the hours of scheduled operation.
(Source: P.A. 89-345, eff. 1-1-96; 89-687, eff. 6-1-97; 90-347,
eff. 1-1-98; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2018