Article V: Equipment of Vehicles

24-5-1 ILLINOIS VEHICLE CODE; EQUIPMENT OF VEHICLES ADOPTED. The Illinois Vehicle Code, Illinois Revised Statutes, Section 12, entitled, “Equipment of Vehicles,” as passed, approved, and amended by the Illinois General Assembly is hereby adopted by the Village and the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the corporate limits of the Village, except for the following omissions:
(A) The last sentence of 12-205, beginning with “the” and ending with “act,”, 12-605, 12-605.1.

24-5-2 EXCESSIVE NOISE – STOPPED VEHICLE. No operator of a motor vehicle shall, when the motor vehicle is stopped, unreasonably accelerate the engine thereof with the gears of the vehicle in neutral, thereby, causing an unreasonably loud or excessive noise.

24-5-3 SAME; WHEELS. No operator of a motor vehicle shall, when the motor vehicle is stopped, accelerate the engine with the gears of such vehicle in neutral and while so accelerating the engine, shift the gears of the vehicle into a forward or reverse movement, thereby causing an unreasonably loud noise with the drive wheels of the vehicle.

24-5-4 SAME; SQUEALING TIRES. No operator of a motor vehicle shall accelerate the engine thereof when shifting the gears of such vehicle in such a manner as to cause the rear wheels of such vehicle to spin violently, thereby causing an unreasonably loud or excessive noise.

24-5-5 MUFFLER. No motor vehicle shall be operated on any street unless such vehicle is provided with a muffler in efficient actual working condition; and the use of a cut-out is prohibited. No muffler shall cause an unreasonably loud or excessive noise.

24-5-6 RECKLESS, NEGLIGENT OR CARELESS DRIVING. It shall be unlawful to operate any vehicle in the Village in a careless, reckless, negligent or wanton manner, or carelessly so as to endanger life or property.

24-5-7 EXCESSIVE NOISE WHILE DRIVING. No operator of a motor vehicle shall, when operating the vehicle, accelerate the vehicle or rapidly stop the vehicle causing an unreasonably loud noise.

Last Update: October 04, 2018