Most Chicago cyclists know that a white headlight and red rear reflector is required under Illinois State Law and the Chicago Municipal Ordinance. While Illinois State law does not specifically require a red rear light, many municipalities do require red taillights. Municipalities can require bicyclists to use equipment in addition to that which is required under Illinois Law, so if you are caught in such a municipality without required equipment you may be cited for a violation of the municipal code. Worse yet, if you are struck by a car and you don't have the required equipment you may be blamed for the collision.
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