I am interested in this as well, as they seem to be very gray at best. Here is a copy of an e-mail that I just sent to the IL Secretary of State. I'll let you know what (if ANYTHING) I hear back from them.what laws are in Ill. has anyone any info.
Okay, here is the first part where they define what a motor-driven cycle is, referring to State of Illinois definitions:Can you post a copy of the Elgin law saying they are banned? I'd be interested in reading it.
I can't beleive they can outlaw a motorcycle/scooter/ect based on engine size! That's not possible. What if your only mode of transportation was a "legit" Yamaha 50cc scooter like the Vino? Or a Honda Elite 80? That is a law that can't hold up in court.
Laws can be challenged. You can't just say "No one allowed in three piece suits."
I'm no lawyer, but I know that certain laws are put in place by folks who want to have things their way, regardless of legality.
I just purchased a kit, I'll be riding to work regardless. Local ordinance tickets are probably much less than gas or traffic citations.
I'm sure the reason for the law is to provide more income from registration, gas and traffic taxes.
Thank you very much for writing to the Secretary of state on this. It's probably going to take more than one email from multiple people to get any kind of response. If you wouldn't mind posting the email address you used i'll gladly send a message of my own.