- What lighting equipment can I use in my state?
What lighting equipment can I use in my state?
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Vehicles must have two headlights and they must be on from sunset to sunrise and be used in times when rain, snow, fog or other conditions that require the use of windshield wipers. They also should be used when objects 1,000 feet away cannot be seen. Bright lights must be dimmed 500 feet before meeting an oncoming vehicle or 300 feet before passing a vehicle. Motorcycles and mopeds require a headlight, which must show objects 500 feet ahead, and be on whenever the vehicle is driven.
Vehicles must have two red lights visible for 500 feet from behind. Only one taillight is needed for mopeds and motorcycles.
Vehicles, except motorcycles, trailers and semitrailers, must have right and left turn signals on the front and rear visible from 300 feet.
Vehicles must have at least one red or amber stop light visible for 500 feet from behind in normal sunlight.
License plate light
Vehicles must have a white light making the license plate readable from 50 feet away and must be on when headlights are on.
Front and rear parking lights are required for any vehicle stopped on a highway at night. Some local communities may allow unlighted night parking on streets.
Passenger vehicles must have two sets of safety belts in the front seat. Without these belts, 1965 or later models may not be sold or operated in Illinois.
Hazard lights are only to be used when your vehicle is stopped on the shoulder of the road or disabled on the roadway.