Village of Granville, IL
Putnam County
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§ 252-87 Clear vision.

It shall be unlawful to operate any vehicle which is so loaded or in such a condition that the operator does not have a clear vision of all parts of the roadway essential to the safe operation of the vehicle.

§ 252-88 Smoke and fumes.

It shall be unlawful to operate any vehicle which emits dense smoke or such an amount of smoke or fumes as to be dangerous to the health of persons or as to endanger the drivers of other vehicles.

§ 252-89 Unnecessary noise.

It shall be unlawful to operate a vehicle which makes unusually loud or unnecessary noise.

§ 252-90 Driving unsafe vehicles prohibited.

It is 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 which is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person or property, or which is in violation of any provisions of this chapter or any laws of the State of Illinois.

§ 252-91 Spilling loads.

No vehicle shall be so loaded that any part of its load spills or drops on any street or alley in the Village.

§ 252-92 Brakes.

It shall be unlawful to drive any motor vehicle upon a street unless such vehicle is equipped with good and sufficient brakes in good working condition, as required by the state traffic law, or to operate any vehicle which is so loaded that the operator does not have ready access to the mechanics operating the brakes of such vehicles.

§ 252-93 Horns and sirens.

A. 
Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a good and sufficient audible signaling device in efficient working condition. Such signaling device shall be sounded when necessary to give timely warning of the approach of a vehicle, but such horn or other signaling device shall not be sounded for any purpose other than as a warning of impending danger.
B. 
No motor vehicle other than an emergency vehicle or organ transport vehicle as defined in 625 ILCS 5/1-154.1 shall be equipped with a siren or gong signaling device.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). The original section regarding lamps on vehicles owned by firefighters, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). See now § 252-64C above.

§ 252-94 Lights.

It shall be unlawful to operate or park on any street any vehicle not equipped with adequate lights conforming to the requirements of state law, provided that vehicles may be parked at nighttime without lights on any street or portion thereof designated by ordinance as a place where vehicles may be so parked at nighttime.

§ 252-95 Mufflers.

No motor vehicle shall be operated on any street unless such vehicle is provided with a muffler in efficient actual working condition; and the use of a cutout is prohibited.

§ 252-96 Nonskid devices.

It shall be unlawful to operate upon any street any motor vehicle equipped with any nonskid device so constructed that any rigid or nonflexible portion thereof comes into contact with the pavement or roadway.

§ 252-97 Width, length and height; projecting loads.

A. 
The maximum width, length and height of any vehicle and its load shall not exceed the limits expressed in the Illinois Vehicle Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
No First Division vehicle shall be operated on the streets with a load extending beyond the line of the fenders on the left side of the vehicle nor extending more than six inches beyond the line of the fenders on the right side thereof.
C. 
No combination of vehicles of the Second Division coupled together shall consist of more than two units, but such limitation shall not apply to vehicles operated in daytime when transporting pipes, poles, machinery and other objects which cannot be readily dismembered, nor to such vehicles operated at nighttime by a public utility when engaged in emergency repair work; but such loads carried at night shall be clearly marked with sufficient lights to show the full dimensions of the load.
D. 
No part of the load of a vehicle shall extend more than three feet in front of the extreme front portion of the vehicle.

§ 252-98 Tires. [1]

It shall be unlawful to operate on any street any motor vehicle which is not equipped with tires conforming to the requirements of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 252-99 Weight.

A. 
It shall be unlawful to drive on any street any motor vehicle with a weight, including load, in excess of that permitted by the Illinois Vehicle Code for driving on improved highways, or with weight distributed in a manner not conforming to such law, or in violation of special weight limits provided for by ordinance and signposted.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
No person shall drive a motor vehicle upon any blacktop or asphalt-surfaced street in the Village, between January 1 and April 15, both inclusive, of each year, with an axle weight in excess of the following:
(1) 
On a dual-wheel axle: 8,000 pounds.
(2) 
On a single-wheel axle: 4,000 pounds.

§ 252-100 Bicycle lamps and reflectors. [1]

Every bicycle, when in use at nighttime, shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear of a type approved by the Department of Transportation which shall be visible from all distances from 100 feet to 600 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle. A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reflector.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 252-101 Motorcycle and trailer lights.

During the period from sunset to sunrise, or at any other time when visibility is so limited as to require the use of lights for safety, every motorcycle operated on any street or other public place in the Village shall carry and exhibit one lighted lamp commonly known as a "driving light," and every motor vehicle two such lighted lamps showing white lights, or lights of a yellow or amber tint, visible at least 500 feet in the direction toward which each motorcycle or motor vehicle is proceeding, and each motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer shall also exhibit at least one lighted lamp which shall be so situated as to throw a red light visible for at least 500 feet in the reverse direction. Every trailer having a gross weight of 3,000 pounds or less, including the weight of the trailer and maximum load, shall be equipped with two lighted lamps, one on each side of the rear of such trailer which shall be so situated as to throw a red light visible for at least 500 feet in the reverse direction.