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filing in the office of the Secretary of State an affidavit to the effect that the original seal, original front or rear motor vehicle number plate or original motor bicycle number plate is lost, stolen or destroyed, a duplicate certificate of registration, duplicate seal or duplicate motor bicycle number plate will be furnished at fifty cents each and a duplicate front and rear motor vehicle number plate will be furnished at one dollar each. The Secretary of State shall keep an alphabetical list of all owners with the address of each, the registration number, the date of filing of the application and the description of the motor vehicle or motor bicyle; and shall not thereafter assign a number once assigned to a motor vehicle or motor bicycle owned by any other person, if the owner of the motor vehicle or motor bicycle to whom such number was first assigned shall, not less than twenty (20) days prior to the day of expiration of said registration, file an application accompanied by the fees herein specified for the registration or re-registration of a motor vehicle or motor bicycle and request the assignment of said number to a motor vehicle or motor bicycle owned by him: The Secretary of State shall, at the end of each calendar month, except the month of December in each year, print and mail to the clerks and sheriffs of all the counties, and to the chiefs of police of cities and towns of five thousand population and over, in this State, copies of lists of registrations made in accordance herewith showing the number of the motor vehicles and motor bicycles and the names and addresses of the owners thereof. § 3. The Secretary of State shall supply and deliver to the address of the owner of each licensed motor vehicle or motor bicycle registered in his office, as herein provided, charges prepaid, and without additional cost, one number plate for each motor bicycle, which shall be of a size one-third of that required for motor vehicles, as hereinafter provided, and which shall be conspicuously displayed thereon, and two number plates for each motor vehicle other than a motor bicycle. All such number plates issued during any calendar year shall be of like design and color combination, simple and inexpensive as may be for the purpose required, and the number thereon shall correspond with the number of the certificate of registration and registration seal issued by the Secretary of State, as hereinbefore provided, and such number plates shall be conspicuously displayed upon the front and back of the motor vehicle to which they are assigned as herein provided, whenever the same shall be driven or used upon the public streets, roads, turnpikes, parks, parkways, drives or other public highways in this State, and shall be firmly attached to the said motor vehicle so that they will not swing loosely, and the rear number plate shall not be less than twenty (20) inches above the surface of the ground, and both shall at all times be kept clean and free from grease and dirt. The figures upon such number plates shall be separate arabic numerals, not less than four (4) inches in height, and each stroke shall be of a width not less than one-half (1%) inch, and said number plates shall also bear as part of such number the letters “Ill.” and each of such letters shall be not less than one inch in height. Such number plates shall be of a distinctly different color for each calendar year. and there shall be at all times a marked contrast between the color of the number plates and that of the figures and letters thereon: Provided, however, the same combination of colors may be repeated after the lapse of five (5) years from the date of their first issue. The owner of such motor vehicle shall not be required to place any other marks of identity upon such motor bicycle or vehicle except the registration seal provided for in section 2 of this Act. § 4. When upon any public highway in this State, during the period from sunset to one hour before sunrise, every motor bicycle shall carry one lighted lamp and every motor vehicle two lighted lamps showing white lights visible at least two hundred (200) feet in the direction toward which each motor bicycle or vehicle is proceeding and shall also exhibit at least one lighted lamp which shall be so situated as to throw a red light visible in the reverse direction. The number plate at the back of the motor vehicle provided for in section 3 shall be firmly attached to the vehicle, so that it will not swing loosely, and shall be so lighted that the numbers on said plate shall be plainly legible and intelligible at a distance of 150 feet: Provided, that no means for lighting said rear number shall be held or taken to comply with the requirements of this section, unless the light or lights with which the same is provided are accessible and controllable only from the outside of the motor vehicle to which the same is attached. § 5. Every person, firm, association or corporation manufacturing or dealing in motor vehicles may, instead of registering each motor vehicle so manufactured or dealt in, make a verified application upon a blank to be furnished by the Secretary of State for a general distinctive number for all the motor vehicles owned or controlled by such manufacturer or dealer, such application to contain: (a) A brief description of each style or type of motor vehicle manufactured or dealt in by such manufacturer or dealer, including the character of the motor power, the amount of such motor power (except in case of electrically propelled motor vehicles), stated in figures of horse power, and (b) the name, residence, including county and business address, of such manufacturer or dealer. Upon the payment of the registration fee of six dollars for each calendar year such application shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State in the manner provided in section two of this Act. There shall thereupon be assigned and issued to such manufacturer or dealer a general distinctive number, and without further expense to him there shall be issued and promptly delivered to such manufacturer or dealer at his business address a certificate of registration and registration seal in such form as the Secretary of State shall prescribe, and two number plates with a number corresponding with the number of such certificate of registration and registration seal. The number plates so issued shall be of distinctly different form than those provided for in section 3 of this Act but shall correspond in color and size of numbers and letters with the number plates for motor vehicles provided for in said section 3 hereof. Such manufacturer or dealer may obtain as many duplicates of such number plates as may be desired upon payment to the Secretary of State of six dollars for each set of two plates. Such number plates shall be conspicuously displayed upon the front and back of every motor vehicle of such manufacturer or dealer when the same is operated or driven on the public highways. Such registration shall be renewed annually in the same manner and on the payment of the same fee as provided in this section for original registration, such renewal to take effect on the first day of January of each year. The provisions of section 2, relating to first registrations made in compliance therewith and duration of renewals shall apply to registration under this section. The names of the licensed manufacturers and dealers shall be furnished the county clerks, sheriffs, and the chiefs of police in the same manner as provided for in section 2 in respect to OWImerS. § 7. Immediately upon the sale and delivery of any motor wehicle or motor bicycle which has been registered as herein provided prior to the date of such sale by any person other than a manufacturer or dealer, the vendor shall remove the number plate or plates and the registration seal from the motor vehicle or motor bicycle so sold, and within ten days after the date of such sale the vendor shall send a statement of such sale, showing the date thereof, the registration number of the motor vehicle or motor bicycle so sold, and the name of the purchaser to the Secretary of State; and thereupon such registration seal and number plate or plates shall cease to apply to the motor vehicle or motor bicycle so sold, and the purchaser shall register the same as in the case of an original registration. Upon the payment to the Secretary of State of a fee of one dollar any other motor vehicle of like horsepower or capacity or less, or any motor bicycle owned by such vendor may be registered by such vendor, and the registration seal and number plate or plates so removed from the motor vehicle or motor bicycle so sold shall be assigned by the Secretary of State and shall apply to and be used upon such other motor vehicle or motor bicycle until the thirtyfirst day of December then next ensuing: Provided, however, that in case the horse-power or capacity of any motor vehicle to which the unexpired term of the registration of the vehicle sold is sought to be applied would have required the payment of a larger registration fee than was paid upon the registration of the motor vehicle so sold, the vendor thereof shall, before the registration seal and number plates may be applied to or used upon such motor vehicle of greater horse-power, or capacity, pay to the Secretary of State such a sum as added to the amount of the original registration fee paid for the year in which such motor vehicle is sold, equals the amount of the registration fee provided by this Act to be paid upon the registration of a motor vehicle of such greater horse-power or capacity. § 8. The provisions of sections two, three, five, six and seven of this Act shall not apply to any motor vehicle or motor bicycle owned by non-residents of this State (foreign corporations excepted), provided the owner thereof has complied with any law requiring the registration of motor vehicles or motor bicycles, or the names of the owners thereof, in force in the city, State, territory, or federal district of his residence: Provided, that, the registration number showing the initial or abbreviation of the name of such city, State, territory or federal district shall be displayed on such vehicle, substantially as is provided in section three of this Act: And, provided, further, that a non-resident within the meaning of this Act shall be held and defined to mean a person residing in another State and temporarily sojourning within this State for a period of sixty days, or less, in any one year.
§ 13. An application for a license to operate motor vehicles as a chauffeur, who is hereby defined to mean any person operating a motor vehicle as a mechanic or employee, and any person regularly operating a motor vehicle for hire or for pecuniary profit, shall be made by mail or otherwise to the Secretary of State, or his duly authorized agent, upon blanks prepared under his authority. The Secretary of State shall appoint examiners and cause examinations to be held at convenient points throughout the State as often as may be necessary. Such applications shall be accompanied by the fee provided herein and by a photograph of the applicant in such numbers and forms as the Secretary of State shall prescribe, and such photographs shall have been taken within thirty days prior to the filing of such application. Before such a license is granted the applicant shall pass such an examination as to his qualifications as the Secretary of State shall require and no license shall be issued until the Secretary of State, or his authorized agent, is satisfied that the applicant is a proper person to receive it, and no chauffeur's license shall be issued to any person under eighteen years of age. A distinguishing number or mark shall be assigned to each chauffeur to whom a license shall be issued and the license shall be in such form as the Secretary of State may determine; it may contain special restrictions and limitations concerning the type of motor car, horse-power, design and other features of the motor vehicle which the licensee may operate. It shall contain the distinguishing number or mark assigned to the licensee, his name, place of residence and address, a brief description of the licensee for the purpose of identification and a photograph of the licensee. Such distinguishing number or mark shall be of a distinctly different color each year and in each year shall be of the same color as that of the number plates issued for that year. The holder of every such license shall endorse his usual signature on the margin of the license in a space to be provided for that purpose, immediately upon receipt of said license, which shall not be valid until so endorsed. Every application for a license filed under the provisions of o section shall be sworn to and shall be accompanied by a fee of 5.00.
Upon receipt of such an application, the Secretary of State shall record the same in his office in the manner designated for recording the owners of motor vehicles, and when the applicant shall have passed the examination herein provided for, the number or mark assigned to such applicant, together with the fact that such applicant has passed such examinations, shall be noted in said record, and the names of the licensed chauffeurs shall be furnished the county clerks, sheriffs, and the chiefs of police in the same manner as provided for in section 2 in respect to owners.
No person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle as a chauffeur upon a public highway of this State, unless such person shall have complied in all respects with the requirements of this section: Provided, however, that a non-resident chauffeur who has registered under the provisions of the law of a foreign country, State, territory or federal district of his residence substantially equivalent to the provisions of this section shall be exempt from license hereunder, while temporarily sojourning within this State for a period of sixty days, or less, in any one year. Such license shall be renewed annually upon the payment of a fee of $3.00, and shall take effect on the first day of January of each year: Provided, however, that if it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of the Secretary of State that any chauffeur shall have driven or operated a motor vehicle within this State while under the influence of intoxicating liquor the Secretary of State shall thereupon immediately cancel the license of said chauffeur and shall not renew the same until after the expiration of the period of one year from and after the date of such cancellation. § 14. The Secretary of State shall furnish to every chauffeur so licensed a suitable metal badge with the distinguishing number or mark assigned to him thereon, without extra charge therefor and this badge shall be worn by such chauffeur pinned upon his clothing in a conspicuous place, at all times while he is operating or driving a motor vehicle on the public highways. Said badge shall be valid only during the term of the license of the chauffeur to whom it is issued as aforesaid. Upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State an affidavit to the effect that the original badge is lost, stolen or destroyed, and upon payment of a fee of fifty cents, a duplicate badge will be furnished. No chauffeur having been licensed as herein provided shall permit any other person to possess or use his license or badge, nor shall any person while operating or driving a motor vehicle use or possess any license or badge belonging to another person or a fictitious license or badge. § 15a. No person or corporation shall employ, as a chauffeur or operator of a motor vehicle, any person not specially licensed as aforesaid. § 18. 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 amount hereinafter set forth. For a violation of sections two and three, and five to nine, inclusive, and sections thirteen, fourteen and sixteen, or any of them, twenty-five (25) dollars. For a violation of section four, not less than ten (10) dollars nor more than one hundred (100) dollars. For a violation of section ten, two hundred (200) dollars. For a violation of any section or provision not herein specifically mentioned, one hundred (100) 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 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 three months, and for a third or subsequent violation of the same section of this Act the certificate or license may, in addition to the fine provided for the second offense, be revoked for a period not exceeding six 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 or motor bicycle 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