[aprssig] LCD in a Car
abertheaume at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jan 28 04:16:23 CST 2006
I haven't been following this thread all that closely but I do remeber seeing a post where an individual wanted to see the law that was passed here in Illinois banning video/computer monitoring and such. It appears to me that they did put a little thought into it making provisions specificly for GPS..
(625 ILCS 5/12‑604.1)
Sec. 12‑604.1. Video devices.
(a) A person may not operate a motor vehicle if a television
receiver, a video monitor, a television or video screen, or any other similar
means of visually displaying a television broadcast or video signal
that produces entertainment or business applications is operating and is
located in the motor vehicle at any point forward of the back of the
driver's seat, or is operating and visible to the driver while driving the
(b) This Section does not apply to the following equipment when
installed in a vehicle:
(1) a vehicle information display;
(2) a global positioning display;
(3) a mapping display;
(4) a visual display used to enhance or supplement
the driver's view forward, behind, or to the sides of a motor
vehicle for the purpose of maneuvering the vehicle;
(5) television‑type receiving equipment used
exclusively for safety or traffic engineering studies; or
(6) a television receiver, video monitor, television
or video screen, or any other similar means of visually displaying
a television broadcast or video signal, if that equipment has an
interlock device that, when the motor vehicle is driven, disables the
equipment for all uses except as a visual display as described in paragraphs
(1) through (5) of this subsection (b).
(c) This Section does not apply to a mobile, digital terminal
installed in an authorized emergency vehicle, a motor vehicle providing
emergency road service or roadside assistance, or to motor vehicles
utilized for public transportation.
(d) A person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a
petty offense and shall be fined not more than $100 for a first offense,
not more than $200 for a second offense within one year of a previous
conviction, and not more than $250 for a third or subsequent offense
within one year of 2 previous convictions.
(Source: P.A. 94‑185, eff. 1‑1‑06.)
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