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(A) It is unlawful for any person to be in control of, to drive, to park, or move on, upon, or across, or for the owner to cause to knowingly permit to be parked, driven or moved on, upon, or across any highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size and weight exceeding the limitations stated in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, §§ 15-101 et seq., or otherwise in violation of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, §§ 15-101 et seq.
(B) The provisions of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, §§ 15-101 et seq. governing size, weight and load do not apply to equipment for snow and ice removal operations owned or operated by the city, or to implements of husbandry, as defined in § 70.001, temporarily operated or towed in a combination upon a highway provided such combination does not consist of more than three vehicles or, in the case of hauling fresh, perishable fruits or vegetables from farm to the point of first processing, not more than three wagons being towed by an implement of husbandry, or to a vehicle operated under the terms of a special permit. Except for the weight limits on Class I highways under this chapter, the provisions of this chapter governing size, weight, and load do not apply to fire apparatus or emergency vehicles.
(C) The provisions of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-101 et seq., governing size, weight and load do not apply to any snow and ice removal equipment that is no more than 12 feet in width, if the equipment displays flags at least 18 inches square mounted on the driver’s side of the snow plow. These vehicles must be equipped with an illuminated rotating, oscillating or flashing amber light or lights, or a flashing amber strobe light or lights, mounted on the top of the cab and of sufficient intensity to be visible at 500 feet in normal sunlight. If the load on the transport vehicle blocks the visibility of the amber lighting from the rear of the vehicle, the vehicle must also be equipped with an illuminated rotating, oscillating or flashing amber light or lights, or a flashing amber strobe light or lights, mounted on the rear of the load and of sufficient intensity to be visible at 500 feet in normal sunlight.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-101)
(D) No person shall use the highways under the jurisdiction of the city in violation of weight and location restrictions and commercial vehicle restrictions set forth in any applicable ordinance.
(E) It shall be unlawful for any driver of a vehicle to refuse to stop and submit his vehicle and load to weighing after being directed to do so by an officer or move or cause the removal of the load or part of it prior to weighing. Any person convicted of such violation shall be fined in an amount not less than $500 nor more than $2,000.
(1999 Code, § 75.10) (Ord. 3848, passed 11-3-2014; Ord. 3936, passed 6-6-2016) Penalty, see § 70.999
Power of city to regulate loads, see ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 11-40-1