Sec. 456.75 - Violation Criteria for Special Education School Buses
§ 456.75. Violation Criteria for Special Education School Buses
Special education school buses are subject to the inspection requirements of Section 456.60 and the following:
a) Lifts and Ramps:
1) OUT-OF-SERVICE - does not operate properly; does not meet requirements (refer to 92 Ill. Adm. Code 445.Appendix A or Appendix B(b)); lift operates when door is closed.
2) WARNING - non-skid material for ramp or lifts missing or defective.
b) Seating (Monitor or Aide Use Only):
3-DAY - damaged, not securely mounted, folding chair is present; barrier is not present in front of aide's seat and no seat safety belt is provided; no letter of approval from the CVSS is provided.
AGENCY NOTE: All exceptions must be approved by the Division.
c) Special Light:
WARNING - missing; does not operate properly at special service door area; broken lens.
d) Special Service Door:
1) 3-DAY - defective door handle or latch; binding; will not close properly.
2) WARNING - does not operate or seal properly; does not meet requirements (refer to 92 Ill. Adm. Code 445.Appendix A or Appendix B(f)); audible or visible alarm does not work or is missing.
e) Wheelchair Occupant Restraints:
1) OUT-OF-SERVICE - missing; broken; for buses manufactured on or after January 17, 1994, each wheelchair location that transports a student in a wheelchair is not equipped with:
A) At least one anchorage for the upper end of the upper torso restraint;
B) At least 2 floor anchorages for wheelchair occupant pelvic and upper torso restraint; and
C) At least one wheelchair occupant pelvic and one upper torso restraints.
2) WARNING - damaged; not securely fastened.
f) Wheelchair Securement Anchorages:
OUT-OF-SERVICE - for buses manufactured prior to January 17, 1994, anchorages are not provided and attached to the floor, walls, or both, that will securely hold wheelchair in position in bus; for buses manufactured on or after January 17, 1994, each wheelchair location is not equipped with forward-facing anchorages (2 in the front and 2 in the rear of the chair); anchorages are broken or damaged.(Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 12941, effective June 4, 2014)
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