Chapter 11 – Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Article VIII. Accidents.
Sec. 11-104. Duty of Drivers Generally—Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury. [back to top]
The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible, and shall then forthwith return to, and in every event shall remain at, the scene of the accident until he has fulfilled the requirements of Section 11-106 of this Code. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. (Ord. 62-58)
Sec. 11-105. Same--Accidents Involving Damage to Vehicles. [back to top]
The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident, or as close thereto as possible, and shall forthwith return to, and in every event shall remain at, the scene of such accident until he has fulfilled the requirements of Section 11-106 of this Code. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. (Ord. 62-58)
Sec. 11-106. Same--Giving Information and Rendering Aid. [back to top]
The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or damage to any vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall give his name, address and the registration number of the vehicle he is driving and shall, upon request and if available, exhibit his operator's or chauffeur's license to the persons struck or the driver of, occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with and shall render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the carrying or making of arrangements for the carrying of such person to a physician, surgeon or hospital for medical or surgical treatment, if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such carrying is requested by the injured person. (Ord. 62-58)
Sec. 11-107. Same--Upon Striking Unattended Vehicle or Other Property. [back to top]
The driver of any vehicle which is unattended, or other property, resulting in any damage to such other vehicle or property, shall immediately stop and shall then and there either locate and notify the operator or owner of such vehicle or other property of his name, address and the registration number of the vehicle he is driving or shall attach securely in a conspicuous place on or in the vehicle or other property struck a written notice giving his name, address and the registration number of the vehicle he is driving and shall without unnecessary delay notify the police and shall make a report of such accident when and as required in Section 11-108. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. (Ord. 62-58)
Sec. 11-108. Same--Reporting. [back to top]
The driver of the vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident within the Village, resulting in injury to or death of any person, or in which damage to the property of any person, including himself, in excess of one hundred dollars ($100.00) is sustained, shall, as soon as possible, but not later than ten (10) days after such accident, file with the Police Department of the Village a copy of the report of such accident required by law to be filed with the State.
The chief of police may require any driver, occupant or owner of a vehicle involved in an accident of which report must be made as provided in this Section or Section 11-109 of this Code to file supplemental reports whenever the original report is insufficient, in the opinion of the chief of police, and may require witnesses of accidents to render reports to the Police Department. (Ord. 62-58)
Sec. 11-109. Duty of Occupant or Owner of Vehicle to Make Report. [back to top]
Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of making a required accident report and if there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of making a report, such occupant shall make or cause to be made such report. If such driver fails for any reason to make such report, the owner of the vehicle involved in such accident shall, as soon as he learns of the accident, make such report to the Police Department. (Ord. 62-58)
Article IX. Pedestrians.
Sec. 11-110. Applicability of Chapter. [back to top]
Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals at intersections, as provided for in this Chapter, but at all other places pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and shall be subject to the restrictions stated in this Article. (Ord. 62-58)
Sec. 11-111. Right-of-Way at Crosswalk. [back to top]
(A) Whenever stop signs or flashing red signals are in place at an intersection or at a plainly marked crosswalk between intersections, drivers shall yield right-of-way to pedestrians.
(B) When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(C) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
(D) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
(E) The Chief of Police or his/her designee is hereby authorized to place stop signs in or in the vicinity of crosswalks; provided, however, such signs shall conform to the Illinois Manual on Traffic Control Devices, as now existing or hereafter amended. (Ord. 62-58; 11-48)
Sec. 11-112. Crossing at Other Than Crosswalk; Standing or Loitering in Roadway Restricted. [back to top]
At no place shall a pedestrian cross any roadway other than by the most direct route to the opposite curbing, and when crossing at any place other than a crosswalk, he shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway. No person shall stand or loiter in any roadway, other than in a safety zone, if such act interferes with the lawful movement of traffic. (Ord. 62-58)
Sec. 11-113. Duty to Use Right Half of Crosswalks. [back to top]
Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks. (Ord. 62-58)
Sec. 11-114. Walking on Streets. [back to top]
(A) It shall be the duty of any person walking along and upon improved streets to keep on the left of the paved portion, or on the left shoulder thereof, and upon meeting a vehicle when walking on such paved portion, to step off to the left.
(B) Where sidewalks are provided, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway. (Ord. 62-58)
Sec. 11-115. Blind Pedestrians. [back to top]
Any blind person who is carrying in a raised or extended position a cane or walking stick which is white in color or white tipped with red, or who is being guided by a dog, shall have the right of way in crossing any street or highway, whether or not traffic on such street or highway is controlled by traffic signals, anything in this Chapter to the contrary notwithstanding. The driver of every vehicle approaching the place where a blind person so carrying such a cane or walking stick or being guided is crossing a street or highway shall bring his vehicle to a full stop and before proceeding shall take such precautions as may be necessary to avoid injury to the blind person. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a blind person who is not so carrying such a cane or walking stick or who is not guided by a dog, but the other provisions of this Chapter relating to pedestrians shall apply to such person. However, the failure of a blind person to so use or carry such a cane or walking stick or to be guided by a guide dog when walking on streets, highways or sidewalks shall not be considered evidence of contributory negligence. (Ord. 62-58)
Sec. 11-116. Solicitation of Rides. [back to top]
No person shall stand in any roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of any vehicle. (Ord. 62-58)
Article X. Size, Weight and Load
[Entire Article amended by Ord. 90-52]
Sec. 11-117. Compliance with and Applicability of Article. [back to top]
(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or move or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved on any highway any vehicle of a size and weight exceeding the limitations stated in this Article or otherwise in violation of this Article. The maximum lawful size and weight of vehicles shall be as specified in this Article.
(B) The provisions of this Article governing size, weight and load shall not apply to fire apparatus, equipment designed for snow and ice removal operations on streets and highways and owned and operated by the Village, or to implements of husbandry temporarily moved upon a highway, under a special permit issued by the State or the Village.
(C) Permits for overweight and/or overdimension vehicles. (Ord. O-07-47)
(1) A permit shall be required for the movement of any vehicle and/or nondivisible load (one which cannot be easily disassembled) or combination of vehicles on roadways and bridges within the jurisdiction of the Village which exceeds either the dimensions and/or weights permitted for the particular roadways to be traversed, whether they are nondesignated or designated roadways.
(2) The Village with respect to any street or highway under its jurisdiction may, upon application to the Village of Addison Police Department on forms provided by the Police Department and good cause being shown therefore, issue a special permit authorizing the applicant to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in Sections 11-120 and/or 11-128. The applicant shall furnish the following information in the special permit application:
(a) The name and address of the owner or lessee of the vehicle.
(b) Applicant’s name.
(c) Type of permit requested whether it be for a single trip, round trip, multiple trip, or limited continuous.
(d) The description and registration (or the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) registration number or classification) of the power unit.
(e) Description of the object or vehicle to be moved.
(f) The number of axles of the vehicle or combination of vehicles.
(g) The maximum axle weight of all single, tandem or series axles.
(h) Maximum gross weight of the vehicle.
(i) The maximum width, length and height of the vehicle and load.
(j) Requested routing over Village streets to and from a specified location.
(3) The Village may issue revisions to permits:
(a) To correct an error attributed to the Village;
(b) To correct an error attributed to the applicant, discovered before the move;
(c) To adjust weights, dimension or routes as issued on the permit before the move is made.
Any revision made at the request of the permittee for purposes of changing weight, dimensions, route or load description shall be made before any move is made at a cost of $25.00 per permit.
(4) For the purpose of this section, the following definitions apply:
(a) A one-way or single trip movement means one move from the point of origin to the point of destination. Any additional stops between the point of origin and the point of destination are expressly prohibited. Single trip permits are effective for five (5) consecutive days from the date of issuance unless otherwise directed by the Police Department.
(b) Round trip movement means two trips over the same route in opposite directions. Round trip permits are effective for ten (10) consecutive days from the date of issuance.
(c) Multiple moves are those in such close proximately to each other in distance or in time that the Police Department would consider incorporating two or more permit moves within one permit application. Multiple move permits when granted by the police department shall be for a period time not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of issuance. Multiple moves shall be identified prior to the moves in order to obtain a permit.
(d) Limited continuous use movements are movements generally to one site over a period of ninety (90) consecutive days made by over dimension vehicles which do not exceed the weight limits. Limited Continuous Use Permits may be issued for up to ten (10) trips generally to the same site during the time period allowed.
(5) The owner or his or her agent shall submit an application fee based on the attached chart for a single trip routing which will be valid for five (5) consecutive days, round trip routing valid for ten (10) consecutive days and multiple routing valid for a base period of thirty (30) calendar days. Permits may be issued for a maximum of four consecutive permit periods (365 days) with the permit fee calculated in the appropriate multiples of the base (90) consecutive day multiple trip permit. Unlimited company use fee will be valid for ninety (90) consecutive days. Permits are valid only for the date periods specified on the permit and for the specified vehicle, load and routing is permitted without expressed written permission by Chief of Police or his or her designee and the permit must be carried in the vehicle to which the permit applies.
(6) The Chief or his or her designee is authorized to approve the application for approved routes. Upon approval and payment of all required fees, the Police Department shall issue a permit allowing passage of the oversize and/or overweight vehicles over Village streets. The permit shall be specific and contain:
(a) Permit number.
(b) The dates the permit is valid.
(c) Whether the permit is for single, round, multiple or limited continuous trip routing.
(d) The description of object or vehicle to be moved.
(e) Authorized gross weight, axle weights, width, length and height.
(f) The authorized routing over Village streets including the origin and termination point within the Village.
(g) The fee amount.
(h) The date and signature of the Chief of Police or his or her designee.
(i) In addition, the permit will specify general conditions that the permittee must comply with that are consistent and reasonable for the protection of the general public and Village streets. A copy of all permits issued will be provided to the Village Manager for information purposes.
(7) It is the duty of the permittee to read and familiarize himself or herself with the permit provisions upon receipt. Undertaking of the permitted move is deemed prima facie evidence of acceptance of the permit and that:
(a) The permittee is in compliance with all operation requirements;
(b) All dimension and weight limitations specified in the permit will not be exceeded;
(c) All operation, registration and license requirements have been complied with;
(d) All financial responsibilities, obligations and other legal requirements have been met; and
(e) The permittee assumes all responsibility for injury or damage to persons or to public or private property, including his or her own, or to the object being transported, caused directly or indirectly by the transportation or movement of vehicles and objects authorized under the permit. He or she agrees to hold the Village harmless from all suits, claims, damage, or proceedings of any kind and to indemnify the Village for any claim it may be required to pay arising from the movement.
(8) The permit shall be carried in the vehicle to which the permit applies at all times while operating on streets within the Village and shall be exhibited upon demand to any law enforcement officer, police officer or authorized official of the Village.
(9) Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of a Village permit whether it be by size, weight or general provisions, either or both the owner or the driver of such vehicle shall be deemed guilty and either or both the owner or the driver of such vehicle may be prosecuted for such violation.
(10) The permit, when issued, constitutes an agreement between permittee and the Village that the move described in the application will take place as described. The permittee has the responsibility to report to the Village any inaccuracies or errors on the part of either the Village or the permittee before starting any move. Undertaking the permitted move is prima facie evidence of acceptance of the permit as issued and its terms.
The routing prescribed in the permit constitutes the sole extent of the authority granted by the permit for the use of Village roads, and any vehicle and or load found to be off route will be considered off route and without permit. Permits shall be in the driver’s possession at all times unless otherwise directed by the Traffic Unit and present upon demand to any and all police officers for the purpose of inspection.
If required, arrangements shall be made by the permittee to have the proper utilities notified, property movement under the permit shall be made in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
(11) Police escorts are required for certain vehicles and loads as indicated in the fee schedule herein. The total number of officers necessary to provide for a safe move shall be determined by the Police Chief or his or her designee based upon size and weight of the permit move. Fees for said escorts shall be $50.00 per hour per officer assigned and shall provide for a minimum of two hours of service.
(12) The permittee shall assume total liability for any and all damages to streets, bridges, Village owned appurtenances and private or public property while engaged in a permit movement. The measure of liability is the cost for all repairs or replacement of property damaged by the permittee. The permittee shall indemnify and hold harmless the Village from any costs, judgments or settlements, including attorneys’ fees, arising from physical injuries, including loss of life, or damage to or loss of property related to acts or omissions by permittee, its officers, agents or employees, pursuant to the permit.
(13) Upon application for a permit(s), each applicant shall provide evidence of a valid comprehensive general liability insurance policy with an insurance company approved by the Village, for protection in the event of personal injury or property damage, in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence.
(14) Permits are void if altered for the purpose of deception or if incorrect information has knowingly been provided. Moving on Village streets with a void permit shall be an offense punishable by a fine as provided in Section 11-131.
(15) The permits issued under this Section constitute the grant of a privilege by the Village and may be denied, suspended or revoked for such reasons as the Village may deem rationally to its governmental interest, including but not limited to:
(a) A permittee's knowingly providing incorrect information in an application for a permit;
(b) A permittee, its agent or employee acting on a permit that has been altered for purposes of deception; or
(c) Noncompliance by permittee, its agent or employee with federal, state or local laws pertaining to the transport of goods or operation of a vehicle engaged in the transport of goods.
Suspension or revocation of a current permit shall be for time determined by the Traffic Unit; however, reinstatement may be made upon conditions determined by the Village, and payment of all outstanding settlements or judgments. The charges for reinstatement are:
(16) The Village with respect to highways under its jurisdiction shall collect a fee as shown herein from applicants for the issuance of a permit, as required by this Subsection (C), to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicle(s), and/or loads, which fit the categories shown below.
Unlimited Company Permit Fee* $2,500* – 90 consecutive days
A permit must be obtained for every vehicle with every move
All permit requirements still apply
* Plus necessary and appropriate administrative, engineering and road damage fees.
** Police escort required
Sec. 11-118. Certain Heavy Vehicles Prohibited on Village Streets. [back to top]
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or permit to be driven upon improved streets within the Village any traction engines or heavy vehicles, unless such vehicles are rubber-cushioned and their weight does not exceed twenty thousand (20,000) pounds.
Sec. 11-119. Liability for Damages Caused by Heavy Vehicles. [back to top]
Any person violating the provisions of Section 11-118, in addition penalties otherwise provided for, shall be held liable for all loss or damage caused by such vehicle passing over such streets, alleys or other public places.
Sec. 11-120. Maximum Size. [back to top]
(A) Maximum width. The maximum width of any vehicle and its load shall not exceed eight feet (8'); except, loads of loose hay, straw, corn fodder or other similar farm products, agricultural implements and threshing machines and except those streets designated in Section 11-128 as industrial truck routes for which the maximum width of any vehicle and its load shall not exceed eight feet six inches (8'6"). Required mirrors may project up to six inches (6") beyond each side of the vehicle, and such projection shall not be deemed a violation.
(B) Maximum height. The height of a vehicle from the underside of the tire to the top of the vehicle, inclusive of load, shall not exceed thirteen feet, six inches (13'6").
(C) Maximum length.
(1) No vehicle, unladen or with a load, other than a semitrailer that is not a house trailer, shall exceed a length of forty-two feet (42') extreme overall dimension.
(2) Except along the designated industrial truck routes as defined in Section 11-128, no truck tractor and semitrailer, unladen or with load, shall exceed a length of fifty-five feet (55') extreme overall dimension; except, that such combination when specially designed to transport motor vehicles may have a length of sixty feet (60') extreme overall dimension, subject to those exceptions and special rules otherwise stated in this Article and in Illinois Compiled Statutes Chapter 625. No other combination of vehicles, unladen or with load, shall exceed a length of sixty feet (60') extreme overall dimension.
(3) Only along industrial truck routes as defined in Section 11-128, a truck tractor semitrailer may draw one trailer, or may draw one vehicle which is special mobile equipment if the extreme length of such combination does not exceed sixty feet (60'), and a truck in transit may draw three trucks in transit coupled together by the triple saddlemount method. Except as otherwise provided, no other combinations of vehicles coupled together shall consist of more than two vehicles.
Vehicles in combination shall be operated and towed in compliance with all requirements of Federal Highway Administration, Title 49, C.F.R., Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, pertaining to coupling devices and towing methods and all other equipment safety requirements set forth in such regulations.
(4) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Article, there is no overall length limitation on motor vehicles being driven along industrial truck routes, as defined in Section 11-128 and operating in truck tractor-semitrailer or truck tractor-semitrailer-trailer combinations, except that a combination of vehicles specifically designed to transport motor vehicles, a truck in transit transporting three (3) trucks coupled together by the triple saddlemount method, and maxicube combinations as defined in this Section shall not exceed sixty-five feet (65') overall length, inclusive of front and rear bumpers, but exclusive of the overhang of the transported vehicles as provided for in subparagraph (7) of this Section, provided that the length of the semitrailer unit, unladen or with load, operated in a truck tractor-semitrailer combination shall not exceed fifty-three feet (53'), and the distance between the kingpin and the rear axle of a semitrailer longer than forty-eight feet (48') shall not exceed forty feet (40'); and provided that the length of any semitrailer or trailer, unladen or with load, operated in a truck tractor-semitrailer-trailer combination shall not exceed twenty-eight feet, six inches (28'6").
For purposes of this Section, a maxi-cube vehicle shall be defined as a combination of vehicles consisting of a truck-tractor, upon which is mounted a separable cargo carrying semitrailer, and a trailing unit which is attached by a pintle hook or similar connection, with the separable cargo carrying semitrailer designed as to be loaded and unloaded through the trailing unit, except that the entire combination shall not exceed sixty-five feet (65') in length and neither the semitrailer nor the trailing unit in such combination shall by itself exceed thirty-four feet (34') in length.
(5) Length limitations shall not apply to vehicles operated in the daytime, except on Saturdays, Sundays or legal holidays, when transporting poles, pipe, machinery and other objects of a structural nature which cannot readily be dismembered, nor to vehicles transporting such objects operated on Saturdays, Sundays or legal holidays or at nighttime by a public utility when required for emergency repair of public service facilities or properties, but in respect to such night operation every such vehicle and the load thereon shall be equipped with a sufficient number of clearance lamps on both sides and marker lamps upon the extreme ends of any projecting load to clearly mark the dimensions of such load; provided, that the overall length of vehicle and load shall not exceed one hundred feet (100'), and no such object exceeding eighty feet (80') in length shall be transported, except by a public utility when required for emergency repairs, unless a permit has first been obtained as authorized in 625 ILCS 5/15-301. Neither shall the length limitations apply to a combination of vehicles consisting of a towing vehicle and a disabled vehicle when engaged in towing the disabled vehicle from the highway to the nearest repair station; however, it is unlawful under any circumstances for any vehicle to push any other vehicle, except in an extreme emergency, and then the vehicle shall not be pushed farther than is reasonably necessary to remove it from the roadway or from the immediate hazard that exists.
(6) The load upon any vehicle operated alone, or the load upon the front vehicle of a combination of vehicles, shall not extend more than three feet (3') beyond the front wheels of such vehicle or the front bumper of such vehicle if it is equipped with such a bumper.
(7) Notwithstanding the provisions in subparagraph (6), the load upon the front vehicle of a combination of vehicles specifically designed to transport motor vehicles and being driven along an industrial truck route as defined in Section 11-128, shall not extend more than three feet (3') beyond the foremost part of the transporting vehicle and the load upon the rear transporting vehicle shall not extend more than four feet (4') beyond the rear of the bed or body of such vehicle.
(8) The length limitations described in this Section shall be exclusive of safety and energy conservation devices, such as rearview mirrors, turn signals, marker lamps, steps and handholds for entry and egress, flexible fender extensions, bumpers, mudflaps and splash and spray suppressant devices, load-induced tire bulge, refrigeration units or air compressors and other devices, as necessary for safe and efficient operation; except that no device excluded under this paragraph shall have by its design or use the capability to carry cargo.
(9) No vehicle shall be permitted to extend into the public right-of-way when parked on adjacent private property.
Sec. 11-121. Required Marking for Second Division Vehicles. [back to top]
No second division vehicle as defined in the Illinois Motor Vehicle Code, other than farm tractors, farm machinery and implements, farm wagons, wagon-trailers or like vehicles used primarily in agricultural pursuits, vehicles licensed by the Secretary of State as recreational vehicles and all vehicles registered in another state which, if titled in this state, would qualify for such recreation plate, house trailers, trailers designed to carry a single watercraft or vehicles owned by licensed vehicle dealers and manufacturers while used for demonstration or delivery purposes, may be operated upon a Village street unless there is painted or otherwise firmly affixed to the vehicle, on both sides thereof, in colors vividly contrasting to the color of the vehicle, the name and address of the owner and the certificate or permit number of the vehicle, if any.
Sec. 11-122. Projecting Loads on Passenger Vehicles. [back to top]
No passenger type vehicle shall be operated on any highway with any load carrier thereon extending beyond the line of the fenders on the left side of such vehicle or extending more than six inches (6") beyond the line of the fenders on the right side thereof.
Sec. 11-123. Planking Edge of Pavement for Metal Tired or Other Heavy Vehicles. [back to top]
No tractor, traction engine or other metal tired vehicle, weighing more than four (4) tons, including the weight of the vehicle and its load, shall drive up onto, off or over the edge of any paved street or highway without protecting such edge by putting down solid planks or other suitable device to prevent such vehicle from breaking off the edges or corners of such pavement.
No person shall drive a vehicle of the second division over curbing or sidewalks without protecting same by putting down solid planks or other suitable protection to prevent such vehicle from breaking off edges or corners of curbing and cracking sidewalks.
Sec. 11-124. Spilling Loads on Highways; Covering Loads. [back to top]
(A) No vehicle shall be driven on or moved on any street or highway unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any of its load from dropping, shifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom; except, that sand may be dropped for the purpose of securing traction or water or other substance may be sprinkled on a roadway in cleaning or maintaining such roadway.
(B) No person shall operate on any street or highway any vehicle with any load unless such load and any covering thereon is securely fastened so as to prevent such covering or load from becoming loose, detached or in any manner a hazard to other users of the highway or street.
(C) Notwithstanding any other penalty, whenever a police officer determines that the operator of a vehicle is in violation of this Section, the police officer shall require the operator to stop the vehicle in a suitable place and keep such vehicle stationary until the load has either been reduced, secured or covered with a cover or tarpaulin of sufficient size to prevent any further violation of this Section.
Sec. 11-125. Towed Vehicles. [back to top]
(A) When one vehicle is towing another, the drawbar or other connection shall be of sufficient strength to pull all the weight towed thereby, and the drawbar or other connection shall not exceed fifteen feet (15') from one vehicle to the other, except for the connection between any two vehicles transporting poles, pipes, machinery or other objects of structural nature which cannot readily be dismembered.
(B) Outside a business, residential or suburban district or on any controlled access highway, no vehicle other than a pole trailer or a semitrailer which is being towed by a truck tractor and is connected by the means of a fifth wheel shall be towed on a roadway except by a drawbar, and each such vehicle so towed shall, in addition, be coupled with two safety chains or cables to the towing vehicle. Such chains or cable shall be of sufficient size and strength to prevent the towed vehicle parting from the drawing vehicle in case the drawbar should break or become disengaged.
(C) The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any second division vehicle owned, operated or controlled by any person who is registered with the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety of the Federal Highway Administration and has complied with the federal safety provisions of the bureau of motor carrier safety of the Federal Highway Administration and the rules and regulations of the Bureau.
Sec. 11-126. Compliance with Weight Requirements of State Law Generally. [back to top]
It shall be unlawful to drive on any street any motor vehicle with a weight, including load, in excess of that permitted by State law for driving on improved highways, or with weight distributed in a manner not conforming to such law.
Sec. 11-127. Village Manager To Route Vehicles with Gross Weight of More than Five Tons per Axle. [back to top]
It shall be unlawful to drive or operate any vehicle with a gross weight, including vehicle and load, in excess of five (5) tons per axle in any part of the Village except on industrial truck routes as defined in Section 11-128; provided that vehicles having a gross weight in excess of the limitations prescribed in this Article may be permitted to enter the area for the purpose of making deliveries, provided notice is given to the Village Manager or any person designated by him for the purpose, and the route followed by such vehicle within this area shall be the route designated by the Village Manager or such other person designated by him.
Sec. 11-128. Industrial Truck Routes. [back to top]
(A) The following Village streets, which are hereby designated as Class II highways pursuant to Illinois Department of Transportation rules and regulations, shall hereafter be identified as industrial truck routes (0rd. 01-86):
INDUSTRIAL TRUCK ROUTES
W = 500 times the sum of (LN divided by N-1) + 12N + 36
where "W" equals overall gross weight on any group of 2 or more consecutive axles to the nearest 500 pounds; "L" equals the distance measured to the nearest foot between extremes of any group of 2 or more consecutive axles; and "N" equals the number of axles in the group under consideration, except that 2 consecutive sets of tandem axles may carry a gross load of 34,000 pounds each, provided the overall distance between the first and last axles of such consecutive sets of tandem axles is 36 feet or more. Provided also that a 3-axle vehicle manufactured prior to the model year of 1994, and first registered in Illinois prior to January 1, 1995, with a distance greater than 72 inches but not more than 96 inches between the 2 rear axles may transmit to the road surface a maximum weight of 18,000 pounds on each of the 2 rear axles. Any such vehicle manufactured in the model year of 1994 or thereafter or first registered in Illinois after December 31, 1994, may transmit to the road surface a maximum of 34,000 pounds through the 2 rear axles and neither of the rear axles shall exceed 20,000 pounds. For purposes of this Section, tandem axles shall be defined as any 2 or more single axles whose centers are more than 40 inches and not more than 96 inches apart, measured to the nearest inch between extreme axles in the series.
The above formula, when expressed in tabular form, results in allowable loads as follows:
In applying the above formula to a vehicle having more than 4 axles which is not a combination, only 4 axles shall be considered in determining the maximum gross weight, and for a combination of vehicles having more than 6 axles, only 6 axles shall be considered in determining the maximum gross weight.
the above table, 2 consecutive sets of tandem axles may carry a gross weight of
34,000 pounds each if the overall distance between the first and last axles of
such consecutive sets of tandem axles is 36 feet or more.
(B) The following Village streets are hereby designated as limited industrial truck routes:
LIMITED INDUSTRIAL TRUCK ROUTES
Addison Road Entire length
Mill Road Entire length
Moreland Avenue Church Street to Addison Road
Church Street Moreland Avenue to 800 feet south of Moreland Avenue
On limited industrial truck routes, the gross weight of vehicles and combination of vehicles including the weight of the vehicle or combination and its maximum load shall be subject to the foregoing limitations and further shall not exceed the following gross weights, dependent upon the number of axles and distance between extreme axles of the vehicle or combination measured longitudinally to the nearest foot.
VEHICLES HAVING 2 AXLES: 36,000 lbs.
VEHICLES OR COMBINATIONS HAVING 3 AXLES:
VEHICLES OR COMBINATIONS HAVING 4 AXLES:
COMBINATIONS HAVING 5 OR MORE AXLES:
VEHICLES OPERATING ON CRAWLER TYPE TRACKS: 40,000 lbs.
TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SELFCOMPACTORS OR ROLL-OFF HOISTS AND ROLL-OFF CONTAINERS FOR GARBAGE OR REFUSE HAULS ONLY
On highway not part of national system of interstate and defense highways
Sec. 11-129. Police Officers to Weigh Vehicles, Require Removal of Excess Loads, etc. [back to top]
(A) Any police officer having reason to believe that the weight of a vehicle and load is unlawful shall require the driver to stop and submit to a weighing of same, either by means of a portable or stationary scales. If such scales are not available at the place where such vehicle is stopped, the police officer shall require that such vehicle be driven to the nearest public scales.
(B) Whenever an officer, upon weighing a vehicle and load as provided in this Section determines that the weight is unlawful, such officer shall require the driver to stop the vehicle in a suitable place and remain standing until such portion of the load is removed as may be necessary to reduce the gross weight of such limit as permitted under this Article and shall forthwith arrest the driver. All material so unloaded shall be cared for by the owner or operator of such vehicle at the risk of such owner or operator.
(C) Any driver of a vehicle who fails or refuses to stop and submit the vehicle and load to weighing, or who fails or refuses, when directed by an officer upon weighing of the vehicle, to stop the vehicle and otherwise comply with the provisions of this Section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Sec. 11-130. Liability of Owner and Operator for Violation. [back to top]
Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of this Article, the owner or driver of such vehicle shall be deemed guilty of such violation, and either or both the owner and the driver of such vehicle may be prosecuted for such violation.
Sec. 11-131. Penalty. [back to top]
Pursuant to 625
ILCS 5/20-204, the penalties provided in Chapter 15 of the Illinois Motor
Vehicle Code, as now existing or hereafter amended, are hereby adopted as, and
shall be, the penalties for violation of this Article. (See, Appendix I.)
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