§ 74.041  CERTAIN VEHICLES TO CARRY FLARES OR OTHER WARNING DEVICES.
   (A)     No person shall operate any motor vehicle of the second division weighing more than 8,000 pounds or any vehicle of the second division weighing 8,000 pounds or less towing a trailer or any motor vehicle towing a house trailer upon any highway outside an urban district at any time unless there is carried in the vehicle the following equipment, except as provided in division (B):
      (1)     At least 3 liquid-burning flares, or 3 red electric lanterns, or 3 portable red emergency reflectors, each of which is capable of being seen and distinguished at a distance of not less than 500 feet when lighted lamps are required, provided that emergency reflectors meeting the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 125 shall be deemed acceptable as regards visibility and color; and
      (2)     At least 3 red-burning 15-minute fusees, unless red electric lanterns or portable red emergency reflectors are carried; and
      (3)     At least 2 red cloth flags, not less than 12 inches square, with standards to support flags, or in lieu thereof, 2 portable emergency reflectors meeting the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 125.
   (B)     No person shall operate, at the time and under the conditions stated in division (A), any motor vehicle used for the transportation of explosives, any cargo tank truck used for the transportation of flammable liquids or compressed gases, or any motor vehicle using compressed gas as a fuel, unless there is carried in the vehicle 3 red electric lanterns or 3 portable red emergency reflectors meeting the requirements of division (A), and the vehicle shall not carry any flares, fusees, or signals produced by flame.
   (C)     Whenever any motor vehicle of the second division weighing more than 8,000 pounds or any vehicle of the second division weighing 8,000 pounds or less towing a trailer or any motor vehicle towing a house trailer is disabled upon the roadway of any highway or the shoulder thereof outside an urban district, or on any controlled-access highway within an urban district, at any time when lighted lamps are required, the driver of the vehicle shall display the following warning devices upon the highway during the time the vehicle is so disabled, except as provided in division (D).
      (1)     A lighted fusee, a lighted red electric lantern, or a portable red emergency reflector shall be immediately placed at the traffic side of the vehicle in the direction of the nearest approaching traffic.  However, the driver of the vehicle, upon learning of the disability, may simultaneously flash the 2 front and 2 rear turn signals as a vehicular traffic warning, and continue the flashing until the portable signals have been placed as required by this section, and during the time the portable emergency signals are being picked up for storage prior to the movement of the vehicles.
      (2)     As soon thereafter as possible, but in any event within the burning period of the fusee (15 minutes), the driver shall place 3 liquid-burning flares, or 3 lighted red electric lanterns, or 3 portable red emergency reflectors on the roadway or shoulder of the highway in the following order:
         (a)     One approximately 100 feet from the disabled vehicle in the center of the lane or shoulder occupied by the vehicle, and toward traffic approaching in that lane;
         (b)     One approximately 100 feet in the opposite direction from the disabled vehicle and in the center of the traffic lane or shoulder occupied by the vehicle; and
         (c)     One at the traffic side of the disabled vehicle, not less than 10 feet to the rear or forward thereof in the direction of the nearest approaching traffic. If a lighted red electric lantern or a portable red emergency reflector has been placed at the traffic side of the vehicle in accordance with division (C) (1), it may be used for this purpose.
   (D)     Whenever any vehicle referred to in this section is disabled within 500 feet of a curve, hill crest, or other obstruction to view, the warning signal in that direction shall be so placed as to afford ample warning to other users of the highway, but in no case less than 100 feet nor more than 500 feet from the disabled vehicle.
   (E)     Whenever any vehicle of a type referred to in this section is disabled upon any roadway or shoulder of a divided highway during the time that lighted lamps are required, the appropriate warning devices prescribed in divisions (A) (1) and (A) (2) shall be placed as follows:
      (1)     One at a distance of approximately 200 feet from the vehicle in the center of the lane or shoulder occupied by the stopped vehicle, and in the direction of traffic approaching in that lane;
      (2)     One at a distance of approximately 100 feet from the vehicle in the center of the lane or shoulder occupied by the vehicle, and in the direction of traffic approaching in that lane; and
      (3)  One at the traffic side of the vehicle, and approximately 10 feet from the vehicle in the direction of the nearest approaching traffic.
   (F)     Whenever any vehicle of a type referred to in this section is disabled upon the roadway of any highway or the shoulder thereof outside an urban district, or on any controlled-access highway within an urban district, at any time when the display of fusees, flares, red electric lanterns, or portable red emergency reflectors are not required, the driver of the vehicle shall display 2 red cloth flags or 2 portable emergency reflectors meeting the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 125 upon the roadway or shoulder in the lane of traffic occupied by the disabled vehicle in the following order:
      (1)     One at a distance of approximately 100 feet in advance of the vehicle; and
      (2)     One at a distance of approximately 100 feet to the rear of the vehicle.
   (G)     Whenever any vehicle of a type referred to in this section is disabled upon any roadway or shoulder of a divided highway during the time that lighted lamps are not required, the driver of the vehicle shall display 2 red cloth flags or 2 portable emergency reflectors meeting the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 125 upon the roadway or shoulder in the center of the lane of traffic occupied by the disabled vehicle in the following order:
      (1)     One at a distance of approximately 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle; and
      (2)     One at a distance of approximately 100 feet to the rear of the vehicle.
   (H)     Whenever any motor vehicle used for the transportation of explosives, or any cargo tank truck used for the transportation of any flammable liquid or compressed flammable gas, or any motor vehicle using compressed gas as a fuel is disabled upon a highway of this city at any time or place mentioned in division (C), the driver of the vehicle shall immediately display 3 red electric lanterns or portable red emergency reflectors placed in the following order:
      (1)     One at the traffic side of the vehicle, and approximately 10 feet from the vehicle in the direction of the nearest approaching traffic;
      (2)     One at a distance of approximately 100 feet to the front of the disabled vehicle in the center of the lane of traffic or shoulder occupied by the vehicle; and
      (3)     One at a distance of approximately 100 feet to the rear of the disabled vehicle in the center of the lane of traffic or shoulder occupied by the vehicle. Flares, fusees, or signals produced by flame shall not be used as warning devices for disabled vehicles of the type mentioned in this division.
   (I)     The flares, fusees, red electric lanterns, portable red emergency reflectors, and flags to be displayed as required in this section shall conform with the requirements of divisions (A) and (B) applicable thereto.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 12-702)  Penalty, see § 70.999