Like most other motorcycle riders in Gurnee, you probably love to ride a wheelie on your motorcycle. Or maybe you are a new rider who is anxious to show off your riding skills to others and ride a wheelie down the highway. If you have the itch to ride a wheelie, you may want to think again before pinning that throttle and letting the tire lift.
As many people rang in the New Year, there were many new laws that took effect for the state of Illinois. One of those new laws has a direct impact to all of us motorcycle enthusiast. Illinois Public Act 097-0743 makes it illegal to wheelie on a motorcycle, as well as other types of stunts.
The penalty for riding a wheelie in Illinois is:
- First offense. First-time offenders of the new law will be fined a minimum amount of 100 dollars.
- Second offense. After the first offense, the fine for doing a wheelie goes up dramatically. The rider will have to pay a fine of up to $1,500. They may also have to serve jail time as well, up to six months.
- Third offense. As you can see the penalty goes up every time the rider is cited for riding a wheelie. On the third offense the cyclist must pay a fine of up to $2,500. They may also be sentenced to up to one year in jail.
This new law may have you thinking twice before you wheelie again. Riding a wheelie and stunting on a motorcycle can be dangerous to you and others on the road. This is the basis for the new law.
If you have been injured on your motorcycle due to an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Gurnee motorcycle accident lawyer at Hupy and Abraham for the experience and knowledge it takes to get the compensation you deserve. Call 866-625-2299 today to discuss your legal options.