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Illinois/Chicago brake law?
I'm riding fixed with only a front brake. Does anyone know the law for brakes in Illinois? Are cyclist required to have both front and rear? Is a front brake enough to avoid getting a ticket?
I just want to be covered in case of an accident or a ticket. ie getting the fault pinned on me because I failed to run a rear brake.
I found this online but am still unsure
"Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake that will enable the operator to make the braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement."
What are the implications of this for brake-less/fixed-gear bikes? I can't lock the wheels with a front brake but can lock the rear with my legs. Does this count?