Hello, this is taken from the Illinois Vehicle Codes.
(625 ILCS 5/12‑502) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12‑502)
Sec. 12‑502. Mirrors. Every motor vehicle, operated singly or when towing another vehicle, shall be equipped with a mirror so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of such motor vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 82‑122.)
For you Jeepers in Illinois, do you have to have a side mirror, or does the rearview mirror suffice?
My understanding from two cops who I am friends with said the rear view is all you needed.
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Dont worry about the ILCS law in regards to mirrors. If I remember correctly there is a MCC law for those who live and drive in Chicago in regards to mirrors but again I really doubt you would get stopped for that.
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You will see Jeeps all over the Chicago area with no mirrors. I just called a friend who is a state trooper and he called me back after looking up the law and no side mirrors are needed. He said you would need side mirrors if your view from the rear view mirror is blocked. So if you are pulling something then you will need side mirrors, but not just during normal driving.