Sec. 1060.110 - Safety Inspection of Driver Training School Motor Vehicles

ยง 1060.110. Safety Inspection of Driver Training School Motor Vehicles

a) All motor vehicles used by any driver training school or driver training instructor for driving instruction or driver training purposes shall be safety inspected by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Evidence of such inspection must accompany the initial or renewal driver training school application. Any new vehicle purchased after the issuance of a school license shall be so inspected for safety and such evidence of inspection must be delivered to the Department.

b) Motor vehicles which have passed safety inspection shall be issued a safety inspection sticker, which identifies the year in which the sticker is valid. The safety inspection stickers shall not be removed unless the term of validity has expired or the motor vehicle ceases to be used for driver training instruction or driver training purposes by the driver training school identified on the sticker.

c) It shall be the responsibility of the driver training school to remove and destroy the safety inspection sticker when the term of its validity has expired or the motor vehicle ceases to be used by the driver training school for driver training instruction or driver training purposes.

d) No motor vehicle shall be used for driver training unless:

1) It is equipped with a dual braking device which will enable an accompanying instructor to bring the vehicle under control in case of an emergency as required pursuant to Section 6-410(b) of the Illinois Driver Licensing Law of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Commercial motor vehicles, motorcycles and motor driven cycles are exempt from this requirement;

2) If equipped with a standard transmission, it is equipped with at least a dual clutch and braking device which will enable an accompanying instructor to bring the vehicle under control in case of an emergency. Commercial motor vehicles, motorcycles and motor driven cycles are exempt from this requirement;

3) It is equipped with a driver and passenger sideview mirror as required pursuant to Section 6-410(b) of the Illinois Driver Licensing Law of the Illinois Vehicle Code [625 ILCS 5/6-410(b)];

4) It is owned or leased in the name of a driver training school licensed by the Department or school owner indicated on the license, and registered by the Secretary of State's Vehicle Services Department pursuant to Statute and these rules or is leased by a driver training school and a lease agreement is submitted to the Department signed by the lessor and lessee. The lease agreement shall contain the make, year, and vehicle identification number of the vehicle. It shall also contain the names and addresses of the lessor and lessee;

5) It is in safe operating condition that includes, but is not limited to, operating and undamaged doors, mirrors, windshield, exhaust system, headlights, turn signals, seat belts, brakes and tires;

6) It is listed in the driver training school license application or supplemental application or schedule on file with the Department;

7) It is properly identified as a driver training motor vehicle by equipping the motor vehicle with a sign or signs visible from the front and the rear in letters no less than 2 inches tall, listing the full name of the driver training school that has registered and insured the motor vehicle pursuant to Section 6-410(c) of the Illinois Driver Licensing Law of the Illinois Vehicle Code [625 ILCS 5/6-410(c)];

8) Current and valid registration on the vehicle used for driver training must be retained in the vehicle;

9) It displays a current and valid safety inspection certificate sticker.

e) The Department shall not issue an insurance certificate sticker until the school has provided to the Department a vehicle Fleet Schedule which lists the vehicle(s) used by the school and which is signed by an authorized representative of the Illinois Department of Transportation.

f) The insurance certificate sticker shall be firmly attached to the lower right portion of the front windshield of the vehicle and shall not be removed until the term of validity has expired or the motor vehicle ceases to be used for driver training instruction or driver training purposes by the driver training school identified on the sticker.

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Amended at 26 Ill. Reg. 15020, effective October 1, 2002

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