Illinois - Transportation Safety—safety equipment: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses bus safety equipment by authorizing the use of either stop-arm cameras or the installation of school bus seat belts.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 625-5-11-208.9. Automated traffice law enforcement system; approaching, overtaking, and passing a school bus.

(a) As used in this Section, “automated traffic law enforcement system” means a device with one or more motor vehicle sensors working in conjunction with the visual signals on a school bus, as specified in Sections 12-803 and 12-805 of this Code [625 ILCS 5/12-803 and 625 ILCS 5/12-805], to produce recorded images of motor vehicles that fail to stop before meeting or overtaking, from either direction, any school bus stopped at any location for the purpose of receiving or discharging pupils in violation of Section 11-1414 of this Code [625 ILCS 5/11-1414] or a similar provision of a local ordinance.
An automated traffic law enforcement system is a system, in a municipality or county operated by a governmental agency, that produces a recorded image of a motor vehicle’s violation of a provision of this Code or a local ordinance and is designed to obtain a clear recorded image of the vehicle and the vehicle’s license plate. The recorded image must also display the time, date, and location of the violation.

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