Sec. 556.130 - Walking on a Roadway (Type II hazard)

§ 556.130. Walking on a Roadway (Type II hazard)

a) Qualification. A serious Type II safety hazard exists if the total of the points from the tables and any judgment points equals or exceeds 12 and the situation qualifies for points from at least Tables 6, 7 and 10. The situation is not disqualified if no points are obtained from Tables 8 and 9. School districts should add judgment points if found proper even though the points from the tables alone equal or exceed 12.

b) Determination of serious safety hazard.

1) Factors to be considered. The following factors are relevant in determining whether pupils who must walk on a roadway are endangered by a serious safety hazard: grade of pupil, reason for walking on the roadway, speed of traffic, volume of traffic, and length of hazardous section. To determine whether a serious safety hazard exists in a particular situation, a school board shall assign points as appropriate for these factors using the following tables (fractional points may be assigned only in accordance with the tables):

A) Grade of Pupil - Table 6

GRADE

POINTS

K-8

5

9-12

2

B) Reason for Walking on Roadway - Table 7

LOCATION

POINTS

On roadway* for a minimum of 350 feet because no shoulder or walkway exists off the pavement.

3

On roadway* for a minimum of 50 feet because of a narrow bridge or underpass.

4

* Pupils walking immediately adjacent to the roadway on a walkway less than 2 feet in width are considered to be walking on the roadway.

C) Speed of Traffic - Table 8

SPEED (MPH)

POINTS

     

50-55

4

40-45

2

30-35

0.5

D) Volume of Traffic - Table 9

HOURLY VOLUME

POINTS

  

2-Lane

4-Lane

  

Greater than 1500

  

5

4

  

1200-1500

4

3

  

800-1199

3

2

  

400-799

2

1

  

100-399

1

0.5

  

E) Length of Hazardous Section - Table 9

DISTANCE (MILES)

POINTS

Greater than 1.0

5

0.8 - 1.0

4

0.5 - 0.7

3

0.2 - 0.4

2

Less than 0.2

1

2) Judgment points. A school district may add one or two points for judgment factors peculiar to the hazards due to vehicular traffic in a specific situation. These additions must be accompanied by adequate information to justify the special circumstances being considered.

3) Examples:

A) Pupils going to a school with pupils through 12th grade, walking on a roadway for 100 feet because of a narrow bridge on a two-lane road posted 50 miles per hour, with an hourly average volume of 500 vehicles, would have the following points:

2(Table 6) + 4(Table 7) + 4(Table 8) + 2(Table 9) + 1(Table 10) = 13

Since the point total (13) exceeds 12, all pupils through 12th grade would qualify. (Note that pupils through 8th grade would be eligible for additional points from Table 6, but since pupils through 12th grade qualify, only one submittal is required.)

B) Pupils going to a school with pupils through 6th grade, walking 250 feet on a 2-lane roadway posted for 50 miles per hour with no shoulder or walkway, with an hourly volume of 500 vehicles would have the following points:

5(Table 6) + 0(Table 7) + 4(Table 8) + 2(Table 9) + 1(Table 10) = 12

Although the point total is 12, the situation would not qualify because points from Tables 6, 7 and 10 are required to qualify for this type (Type II) of hazardous situation. The situation did not qualify for points from Table 7 because it existed only for a length of 250 feet.

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Renumbered from Section 556.104 to Section 556.130 and amended at 25 Ill. Reg. 16534, effective December 18, 2001

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