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For the purpose of this title, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE. Emergency vehicles of municipal departments or public service corporations as are designated or authorized by proper local authorities; police vehicles; vehicles of the fire department; vehicles of a HazMat or technical rescue team authorized by a county board under §§ 5-1127 of the Counties Code; ambulances; vehicles of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency; vehicles of the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal; mine rescue and explosives emergency response vehicles of the Department of Natural Resources; vehicles of the Illinois Department of Public Health; vehicles of the Illinois Department of Transportation identified as Emergency Traffic Patrol; and vehicles of a municipal or county emergency services and disaster agency, as defined by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.
BUSINESS DISTRICT. The closely built-up portion of the village.
(1) That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway, and in the absence of a sidewalk on one side of the highway, that part of the highway included within the extension of the lateral line of the existing sidewalk to the side of the highway without the sidewalk, with such extension forming a right angle to the centerline of the highway;
(2) Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface placed in accordance with the provisions in the Manual adopted by the Department of Transportation as authorized in § 11-301.
DRIVER. Any person who is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
EMERGENCY VEHICLE. Any vehicle of the Police or Fire Department, or any ambulance.
EXPLOSIVE. Any chemical compound or mechanical mixture that is commonly used or intended for the purpose of producing an explosion and which contains any oxidizing and combustive units or other ingredients in such proportions, quantities or packing that an ignition by fire, by friction, by concussion, by percussion or by detonator of any part of the compound or mixture may cause such a sudden generation of highly heated gases that the resultant gaseous pressures are capable of producing destructible effects on contiguous objects or of destroying life or limb.
FARM TRACTOR. Every motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm implement for drawing wagons, plows, mowing machines and other implements of husbandry, and every implement of husbandry which is self propelled, excluding all-terrain vehicles and off-highway motorcycles as defined in this 625 ILCS 5/.
FLAMMABLE LIQUID. Any liquid which has a flash point of 70ºF, or less, as determined by a tagliabue or equivalent closed cup test device.
IMPROVED HIGHWAY. Any roadway of concrete, brick, asphalt, macadam and crushed stone or gravel.
(a) The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different roadways joining at any other angle may come in conflict.
(b) Where a highway includes two roadways 40 feet or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided highway by an intersecting highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection.
(c) The junction of an alley with a street or highway does not constitute an intersection.
METAL TIRE. Every tire, the surface of which in contrast with the roadway is wholly or partly composed of metal or other hard, non-resilient material.
MOTORCYCLE. Every motor vehicle having a saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor.
MOTOR VEHICLE. Every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, except for vehicles moved solely by human power, motorized wheelchairs, low-speed electric bicycles, and low-speed gas bicycles. For 625 ILCS 5/, motor vehicles are divided into two divisions:
(1) FIRST DIVISION. Those motor vehicles which are designed for the carrying of not more than ten persons.
(2) SECOND DIVISION. Those motor vehicles which are designed for carrying more than ten persons, those motor vehicles designed or used for living quarters, those motor vehicles which are designed for pulling or carrying freight, cargo or implements of husbandry, and those motor vehicles of the FIRST DIVISION remodeled for use and used as motor vehicles of the SECOND DIVISION .
PARK. To stand a vehicle, whether occupied or not, for a period of time greater than is reasonably necessary for the actual loading or unloading or persons.
PEDESTRIAN. Any person afoot or wearing in-line speed skates, including a person with a physical, hearing, or visual disability.
PNEUMATIC TIRE. Every tire in which compressed air is designed to support the load.
PROPERTY LINE. The line marking the boundary between any street and the lots or property abutting thereon.
RESIDENCE DISTRICT. The closely built-up residence portion of the village.
ROAD TRACTOR. Every motor vehicle designed and used for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry any load thereon either independently or as any part of the weight of a vehicle or load so drawn.
ROADWAY. That portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. In the event a highway includes two or more separate roadways the term ROADWAY as used herein shall refer to any such roadway separately but not to all such roadways collectively.
SEMI-TRAILER. Every vehicle without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and that of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.
SIDEWALK. That portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for use of pedestrians.
SOLID TIRE . Every tire of rubber or other resilient material which does not depend upon compressed air for the support of the load.
STREET. The entire width between boundary lines of every way publicly maintained, when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
SUBURBAN DISTRICT. The portion of the village other than the closely built-up business and residence districts.
TRAFFIC. Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel.
TRAILER. Every vehicle without motive power in operation, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle.
TRUCK TRACTOR. Every motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed so to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.
(1) Every device, in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway or requiring a certificate of title under 625 ILCS 5/3-101(d), except devices moved by human power, devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks and snowmobiles as defined in the Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act.
(2) For the purposes of this 625 ILCS 5/, unless otherwise prescribed, a device shall be considered to be a vehicle until such time it either comes within the definition of a junk vehicle, as defined under 625 ILCS 5/, or a junking certificate is issued for it.
(3) For 625 ILCS 5/, vehicles are divided into two divisions:
(a) FIRST DIVISION. Those motor vehicles which are designed for the carrying of not more than ten persons.
(b) SECOND DIVISION. Those vehicles which are designed for carrying more than ten persons, those designed or used for living quarters and those vehicles which are designed for pulling or carrying property, freight or cargo, those motor vehicles of the FIRST DIVISION remodeled for use and used as motor vehicles of the SECOND DIVISION , and those motor vehicles of the FIRST DIVISION used and registered as school buses.
(Ord. passed 2-6-1950)