Attention Dare Devils: New Motorcycle Laws In Illinois.

For all you motorcycle riders out there – there are new laws in Illinois that may apply to you!

If you think it’s cool to pop a wheelie while speeding, it could cost you. Public Act 97-743 makes it illegal to operate a motorcycle “on one wheel while speeding.”  The minimum fine for a first offense is $1,000, a second offense is a minimum $2,500 fine, and a third or subsequent offense is a class 4 felony with a minimum fine of $5,000. (PA 97‐743.)  That is a very expensive trick to pull on your bike.

The same law also bans handlebars higher than the height of the operator’s head, and requires that operators keep at least one hand on the handlebars at all times while the motorcycle is in motion. 

Lastly, for all you sports fans, Illinois now offers professional sports team license plates for motorcycles (Bears, White Sox, Cubs, Blackhawks, and Bulls). (PA 97‐914.)  (Go Sox!)

Keep it safe out there.

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