Illinois AIM Attorneys

Experienced Illinois Lawyers
Law Offices of Richard M. Lester
321 N. Clark Street
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654

Illinois Helmet Laws

NONE

  • No Helmet Requirements.

Other Illinois Motorcycle Laws

State Funded Rider Education

  • Available for all eligible applicants.
  • Required under age 18.
  • May waive skills test for successful completion of rider ed.
  • May waive knowledge test for successful completion of rider ed.

Eye Protection

  • Required by law for instructional permit holders.

Daytime Use Of Headlight

  • Required by law. Modulating headlight permitted.

Passenger Seat

  • Required if carrying a passenger.

Passenger Footrests

  • Required if carrying a passenger.

Mirror

  • Required by law.

65 MPH Speed Limit

  • In effect on designated rural interstate highways.

NCOM Region

REGION IV : Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Anti-Discrimination Law

DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF CLOTHING OR CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL

Illinois Statute Section 68.5-102(A) makes it an offense for any person to deny or refuse to another the full and equal enjoyment of the facilities of any public place of accommodation. Persons cannot be excluded therefrom so long as they conduct themselves in a peaceable and orderly manner. City of Chicago vs.. Corney,.13 Ill.App. 2d 396, 142 N.E. 2d 160 (1957).

In addition, any person whose exercise or enjoyment of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States has been interfered with, or attempted to be interfered with may institute and prosecute a civil action for injunctive and other appropriate equitable relief, including the award of compensatory monetary damages. The Supreme Court ruled in the case of Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15 (1971) that individuals have the constitutional right under the First Amendment to wear clothing which displays writings or designs. A citizen has the right to move about freely and peaceably in public places, without fear of being discriminately removed therefrom. Nanez v. Ritger, 304 F. Supp. 354 (ED. WIS.). In addition, the right of an individual to freedom of association has long been recognized and protected by the United States Supreme Court Thus, a person’s right to wear clothing of his choice, as well as his right to belong to any club or organization of his choice is constitutionally protected, and persons or establishments who discriminate on the basis of clothing or club membership are subject to lawsuit.

Don’t subject yourself to civil and criminal penalties and to expensive and time consuming lawsuits. Don’t discriminate against people wearing colors or motorcycle attire.