I will be soon driving to a chicago cubs game. I live out of town and have been notified of the vehicle laws on LSD. I have a silverado pickup truck with B truck plates. However I was informed by a friends that if the bed of the pickup truck is covered the vehicle is permitted and legal to drive on LSD. Is this true? I have had a hard time finding answer on all the ordinances/laws on LSD. If this doesnt apply could you instruct me on alternate driving instructions to get to wrigley field?
Thanks for your time and look forward to a reply!
The restriction for pickups and other trucks on City of Chicago Streets and Boulevards is a Chicago City Ordinance, not a state law. It is enforced by Chicago Police as a rule, not the Illinois State Police.
Trucks of any kind are prohibited from many Chicago Streets and Boulevards (including Lake Shore Drive). This is covered in Chicago Municipal Traffic Ordinance Chapter 9-72-020. Although it has become popular in recent years for people to use pickups for personal transportation, their original purpose is for hauling materials and commodities. (they have a truck "bed" for that purpose) I am not aware of any exemption if you cover the bed of the pickup. You might try contacting the Chicago Police Department Traffic Enforcement Section at (312) 745-4477 and see if they might be able to advise you or offer alternate routes in the City.