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plied with the provisions of this Act shall operate a motor vehicle upon the public highways after this Act takes effect, and no chauffeur shall voluntarily permit any other person to wear his badge, nor shall any person operating a motor vehicle wear any fictitious badge or any badge belonging to any other person.
§ 16. USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES WITHOUT OWNER'S CONSENT AND OFFER OR ACCEPTANCE OF BONUS ON PURCHASE OF SUPPLIES OR PARTS PROHIBITED.) No chauffeur or other person shall drive or operate any motor vehicle upon any street, or highway in this State in the absence of the owner of such motor vehicle without said owner's consent; and no chauffeur or other person having the care of a motor vehicle for the owner shall receive or take directly or indirectly any bonus, discount or other consideration for the purchase of supplies or parts for such motor vehicle, or for work or labor done thereon by others; and no person furnishing such supplies or parts, work or labor, shall give or offer any such chauffeur or other person having the care of a motor vehicle for the owner thereof, either directly or indirectly any bonus, discount or other consideration thereon. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200) or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding six (6) months or both, in the discretion of the court.
§ 17. MEETING Horses—GIVING NAME AND ADDRESS IN CASE OF ACCIDENT, ETC.) Upon approaching a person walking upon or along a public highway, or a horse or horses, or other draft animals, being ridden, led, or driven thereon, the operator of a motor vehicle or motor bicycle shall give reasonable warning of his approach and use every reasonable precaution to avoid injuring such person, or frightening such horse, horses or other draft animals, and in case of any injury to a person or property on the public highways, due to the presence or operation of a motor vehicle, the operator of such vehicle shall stop and, upon request of a person injured, or any person present, give his name and address, and, if not the owner of such motor vehicle, the name and address of such owner.
$ 18. No EFFECT ON RIGHT TO DAMAGES.) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to curtail or abridge the right of any person to prosecute a civil action for damages by reason of injuries to person or property resulting from the negligent use of the highways by the driver or operator of a motor vehicle or its owner or his employé or agent. And in any action brought to recover any damages for injury either to person or property caused by running any motor vehicle at a greater rate of speed than designated in section 10, the plaintiff or plaintiffs shall be deemed to have made out a prima facie case by showing the fact of such injury and that such person or persons driving such motor vehicle or vehicles was at the time of such injury running the same at a speed in excess of that mentioned in said section 10, or at an unreasonable rate of speed as set forth in clause C of said section.
$ 19. PENALTIES.] Any person wilfully violating the provisions of this Act shall, except as otherwise provided herein, upon conviction be fined in a sum not to exceed the amounts hereinafter set forth.
For a violation of section two, twenty-five dollars.
Provided, that any offender who shall have been found guilty of a violation of any section of this Act and fined therefor and who shall within six calendar months thereafter be convicted of a second violation of such section, may be fined in a sum not exceeding double the penalty herein provided for a first offense, and in addition thereto may have his certificate or license issued by the Secretary of State revoked for a period not exceeding thirty days, and for a third or subsequent violation of the same section of this Act within six calendar months after the date of such second violation the certificate or license may, in addition to the fine provided for a second offense, be revoked for a period not exceeding three months. Any person whose license shall have been revoked for a violation of any of the provisions of this Act and who shall drive or operate a motor vehicle within the State of Illinois during the period for which his said license shall have been revoked, or any person who having once been convicted of a failure to comply with the provisions of this Act requiring a registration of motor vehicles or registration by chauffeurs shall fail or refuse to comply with said provisions, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction may be fined in a sum not to exceed two hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding thirty days, or both, in the discretion of the court. All fines imposed for the violation of any of the provisions of this Act shall be paid to the treasurer of the highway commissioners of the township or road district in which the offense is committed by the justice of the peace, clerk of the court or other officer to whom the amount of such fines shall be by law required to be paid by the constable, bailiff, sheriff or other officer named in any execution issued for the collection of the same, and all moneys so received by the treasurer of the highway commissioners shall be used in repairing and improving the roads within such township or road district: Provided, however, that when
ever any such violation shall occur within the limits of any city, village or incorporated town, or within the jurisdiction of any board of park commissioners wherein no commissioners of highways exist or have jurisdiction, in such case all fines imposed for the violation of any of the provisions of this Act shall be paid to the treasurer of such city, village or incorporated town, or to the park commissioners within whose jurisdiction the offense is committed by the justice of the peace, clerk of the court or other officer to whom the amount of such fines shall be by law required to be paid by the constable, bailiff, sheriff or other officer named in any execution issued for the collection of the same, and all moneys so received by the treasurer of such city, village or incorporated town, or park commissioners shall be used in repairing and improving the roads or streets within such city, village, incorporated town or park.
§ 20. PUBLIC HIGHWAYS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES DEFINED.) Public highways shall include any highway, county road, State road, public street, avenue, alley, park, parkway, driveway or public place in any county, city, village, incorporated town or towns. Local authorities shall include all officers of counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns, towns or road districts, as well as all boards, committees and other public officials of such counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns, towns or road districts.
§ 21. Acts REPEALED.) An Act to regulate the speed of automobiles and other horseless conveyances upon the public streets, roads and highways of the State of Illinois, approved May 13, 1903, in force July 1, 1903. is hereby repealed, and all other Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent herewith or contrary hereto are, so far as they are inconsistent or contrary, hereby repealed.
FILED May 28, 1907.
JAMES A. ROSE,
ROAD DRAGS. § 1.
Use authorized-contracts-prefer- § 3. Travel upon regulated.
ence to owners or tenants of ad
joining land-maximum rates. $ 4. Penalty. $ 2. Obstructing drainage.
§ 5. Repeal. (SENATE BILL No. 349. APPROVED MAY 1, 1907.) An Act authorizing the commissioners of highways in any township
in counties under township organization, and the commissioner of highways or boards of county commissioners in counties not under township organization, to maintain earth roads with a drag and to contract for the use of the same and to provide penalty for injury to work so done.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That the commissioners of highways in any township in counties under township organization, or ti.
commissioners of highways or boards of county commissioners in counties not under township organization, are hereby authorized to have earth roads dragged at all seasons of the year whenever they may deem it beneficial to have such work done; and they may contract, a preference to be given adjoining land owners or tenants, have a given piece of road dragged at a rate not to exceed one dollar ($1.00) per mile for each time dragged, if such work is done during the months of December, January, February or March, and not to exceed a rate of seventy-five (75) cents per mile for each time dragged, if such work is done during other months of the year than aforesaid: Provided, that the width required by the highway commissioners to be dragged shall be not less than twenty (20) feet, if the width of roadway will permit: Provided, also, that the dragging is done as nearly as practicable in accordance with the instructions of the highway commissioners of the township.
& 2. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to place loose earth, weeds, sods, or other vegetable matter on the portion of a road which has been dragged and so maintained in good condition, or to place any material in such a manner as to interfere with the free flow of water from the dragged portion of the road to the side gutters or ditches: Provided, that this restriction shall not apply to deposits of earth or other material that may be made by the authority of the proper road officials, if necessary for filling or raising the elevation of a given section of road or other necessary construction work.
§ 3. It shall also be unlawful for any person or persons to drive or cause to be driven a vehicle of any description in or upon any portion of the highway immediately after the same has been dragged and before such portion of the highway shall have partially dried out or frozen: Provided, that nothing in this section shall apply in those instances where it is impossible to drive with safety at one side of said dragged portion of the road, or where a vehicle does not make a rut on such dragged portion of the road, injurious to the work accomplished by use of the road drag, or where a vehicle does not make a rut nearer than nine (9) feet from the center of the dragged portion of the road.
4. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Act shall be considered guilty of a misdemeanor and shall on conviction before any justice of the peace be fined a sum not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than five dollars ($5.00) for the first offense, and for such offense thereafter a sum not less than five dollars ($5.00) and not exceeding ten dollars ($10.00), said fund to be paid into the road funds of the township or road district where the damage may have been sustained.
8 5. All Acts or parts of Acts, which are inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
APPROVED May 1, 1907.
STEAM ENGINES ON PUBLIC HIGHWAYS. $ 1. Repeals section 3 (relating to use
§ 4. As amended, removes penof planks) and amends section 4,
alty for violation of secAct of 1885.
tion 3, repealed. (HOUSE BILL No. 291. APPROVED MAY 17, 1907.) An Act to repeal section 3 and to amend section 4 of an Act entitled,
"An Act to protect persons and property from danger from steam engines on public highways," approved June 26, 1885, in force July 1, 1885.
SECTION I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 3 of an Act entitled “An Act to protect persons and property from danger from steam engines on public highways," approved June 26, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, be and the same is hereby repealed, and that section 4 of said Act be amended to read as follows:
§ 4. Any owner of a steam engine, who, by himself, agent or employé, violates the provisions of sections "one" or "two" of this Act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall, for each offense, be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars, to be recovered before any court of competent jurisdiction, and shall also be liable for all damages that may be sustained by persons or property by reason of his failing to comply with the provisions of this Act.
APPROVED May 17, 1907
ANNUAL TAX LEVY-INCIDENTAL EXPENSES DEFINED, 1. Amends section 202, Act of 1889.
§ 202. Annual
levy for school purposes-incl. dental expenses de
fined. (HOUSE BILL No. 186. APPROVED MAY 20, 1907.) An Act to amend section 202 article 8, of an Act entitled, An Act
to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force May 21, 1889, as amended by an Act approved April 21, 1899, in force July 1, 1899.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 202, article 8, of an Act entitled, "An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force May 21, 1889, as amended by an Act approved April 21, 1899, in force July 1, 1899, be amended so as to read as follows:
§ 202. For the purpose of establishing and supporting free schools for not less than six nor more than nine months in each year, and defraying all the expenses of the same of every description, for the purpose of repairing and improving school houses, of procuring furniture, fuel, libraries and apparatus, and for all other necessary incidental expenses in each district, village or city, anything in any special