Sec. 556.140 - Crossing a Roadway (Type III hazard)

§ 556.140. Crossing a Roadway (Type III hazard)

a) Qualification. A serious Type III 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 11, 12 and 14. The situation is not disqualified if no points are obtained from Table 13. 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 crossing a roadway are endangered by a serious safety hazard: grade of pupil, type of intersection control, speed and volume of traffic, and width of roadway. 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 11

GRADE

POINTS

K-8

5

9-12

2

B) Type of Intersection Control - Table 12

CONTROLS ON ROADWAY

BEING CROSSED

POINTS

No stop control

3

Traffic signals

2

Two-way stop control

1

Control providing pedestrian protection. (All way stop, or adult crossing guards.)

0.5

Where pupils must cross more than one roadway at an intersection, the control with greatest point value should be considered.

C) Speed and Volume of Traffic - Table 13

SPEED (MPH)

HOURLY VOLUMES

POINTS

  

Greater than 1500

5

  

1000 - 1500

4

45 - 55

500 - 999

3

  

250 - 499

2

  

100 - 249

1

        
  

Greater than 1500

4

  

1000 - 1500

3

30 - 40

500 - 999

2

  

250 - 499

1

        
  

Greater than 1500

3

Less than 30

1000 - 1500

2

  

500 - 999

1

D) Width of Roadway - Table 14

WIDTH (FT)

POINTS

40 or Greater

2

25-39

1

24 or Less

0.5

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:

Pupils going to a junior high school with pupils from 6th through 9th grades, crossing a highway at an intersection where the highway traffic is not required to stop, that is posted 45 m.p.h., has an hourly volume of 600, and is 48' wide, would have the following points:

2(Table 11) + 3(Table 12) + 3(Table 13) + 2(Table 14) = 10

Since the point total is less than 12, all pupils through 9th grade would not qualify. However, pupils through 8th grade would qualify and if special considerations could justify two judgment points, pupils up through 9th grade would qualify.

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Renumbered from Section 556.105 to Section 556.140 and amended at 25 Ill. Reg. 16534, effective December 18, 2001

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