It shall be unlawful for any person to operate an unlicensed, motorized two-, three- or four-wheel vehicle designed specifically for recreational, off-road use upon the public streets, sidewalks or rights-of-way within the village limits of the village, except as permitted in the following.
   (A)   The following vehicles may be operated upon all village roadways:
      (1)   Neighborhood vehicle. A self- propelled, electric-powered, four-wheeled motor vehicle (or a self-propelled, gasoline-powered, four-wheeled motor vehicle with an engine displacement under 1,200 cubic centimeters) that is capable of attaining in one mile a speed of more than 20 mph, but not more than 25 mph;
      (2)   All-terrain vehicle. Any motorized off-highway device designed to travel primarily off-highway, 50 inches or less in width, having a manufacturer’s dry weight of 1,500 pounds or less, traveling on three or more non-highway tires, designed with a seat or saddle for operator use, and handlebars or steering wheel for steering control, except equipment such as lawnmowers;
      (3)   Off-highway motorcycle. Any motorized device designed to travel primarily off-highway on two wheels, having a seat or saddle for the use of the operator, upon or by which any person, persons or property may be transported or drawn; and
      (4)   Golf carts.
   (B)   To be permitted to operate on village roads the above listed vehicles must have the following: brakes; a steering apparatus; tires; a rearview mirror; red reflectorized warning devices in the front and rear; a slow moving emblem (as required of other vehicles in § 12-709 of the State Vehicle Code, being 625 ILCS 5/12-709) on the rear of the non-highway vehicle; a headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the front; a tail lamp that emits a red light visible from at least 100 feet from the rear; brake lights; and turn signals.
   (C)   To operate on the roads of the village, the above-listed vehicles must comply with all of the terms listed below:
      (1)   Be operated only by a person possessing a valid driver’s license issued by the state or another state;
      (2)   Be insured in accordance with the mandatory insurance provisions of the State Vehicle Code;
      (3)   When operated on a roadway have its headlight and tail lamps lighted as required by § 12-201 of the State Vehicle Code, being 625 ILCS 5/12-201;
      (4)   Carry no more passengers that the vehicle is designed to carry;
      (5)   May not per operated by any person under the influence of alcohol or drugs as prohibited by the State Vehicle Code; and
      (6)   Must be equipped with a muffler sufficient prevent excessive noise if a gas or diesel powered engine.
(1975 Code, § 20-167) (Ord. 10-14, passed 3-16-2010; Ord. 2003-11-4, passed 11-18-2003) Penalty, see § 70.99