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Full Text of SB2340  103rd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Section 12-803 as follows:
6    (625 ILCS 5/12-803)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-803)
7    Sec. 12-803. (a) Each school bus shall be equipped with a
8stop signal arm on the driver's side of the school bus that may
9be operated either manually or mechanically. Each For each
10school bus manufactured on and after September 1, 1992, the
11stop signal arm shall be an octagon shaped semaphore that
12conforms to 49 C.F.R. 571.131, "SCHOOL BUS PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
13DEVICES", S5.1 through S5.5.
14    (b) Each school bus manufactured prior to September 1,
151992 shall be equipped with a stop signal arm that conforms to
16standards promulgated by the Department.
17    (c) A school bus may be equipped with an extension to the
18required stop arm that partially obstructs the roadway to
19ensure passenger safety.
20    (d) A maximum of 2 extensions to the required stop arms may
21be installed on the driver's side of the school bus.
22    (e) In addition to the lighting systems required under
23Section 12-805, each extension to the required stop arm must



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1be equipped with a system of flashing red lights. The front
2side extension to the required stop arm must extend no more
3than 78 inches, measured from the side of the bus to furthest
4part of the extension to the required stop arm, and at a height
5not less than 36 inches from the ground. The rear side
6extension to the required stop arm must meet the same
7specification as the front side extension to the required stop
8arm except that it may not extend more than 32 inches, measured
9from the side of the bus to the furthest part of the extension
10to the required stop arm.
11    (f) No driver of a motor vehicle may make contact with any
12portion of a stopped school bus, including an extension to the
13required stop arm, or make contact with a school child within
1430 feet of the school bus. A driver of motor vehicle that
15violates this subsection shall be subject to the penalties
16under Section 11-1414.
17(Source: P.A. 88-415.)
18    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
19becoming law.