Speed Limits

Illinois Laws for Low Speed Vehicles

A low-speed vehicle is any four-wheeled vehicle that has a federal safety certification label in addition to a vehicle identification number (VIN).

Low-speed vehicles can have a maximum speed of 25 mph. Low-speed vehicles must be titled and registered in the same manner as any other vehicle.

Low-speed vehicles may operate on any street with a posted speed limit of 30 mph or less, unless prohibited by the local municipality.

Low-speed vehicles must be equipped with the following:

  • Parking brake.
  • Steering wheel.
  • Tires.
  • Windshield.
  • Safety belts.
  • Rearview mirror.
  • Exterior rearview mirror – mounted on driver’s side of the vehicle.
  • Red reflectors – mounted on each rear side of the vehicle and one in the middle.
  • Headlight – visible for 500 feet from the front.
  • Taillights – red light visible for 100 feet from the rear.
  • Brake lights.
  • Front and rear turn signals.
This article about Illinois Laws for Low Speed Vehicles was last updated in 2018. If any of our information is incomplete or outdated please let us know. Thank you!