TITLE 92: TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
SUBCHAPTER e: TRAFFIC SAFETY (EXCEPT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS)
PART 458 SCHOOL BUS DRIVER'S PRETRIP INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 458.ILLUSTRATION A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER'S PRETRIP INSPECTION FORM



Section 458.ILLUSTRATION A School Bus Driver's Pretrip Inspection Form

 

School District or Contractor's Name

 

 

Bus Identification No.

 

 

Date

 

Time

 

 

PLEASE CHECK "S" FOR SATISFACTORY OR "U" FOR UNSATISFACTORY. () EACH COMPONENT CAREFULLY AND INDIVIDUALLY.

 

Open Hood and Check:

With Engine Running, Driver Activates All Exterior Lights, Walks Around the Bus and Checks:

 

S

U

 

S

U

 

S

U

 

 

Oil

Power Steering Fluid

Right Front Wheel and Tire

 

Coolant

Washer Fluid

Right Side Marker and Turn Signal

 

Battery

All Belts

Right Side Reflectors

 

Transmission Fluid

Wiring

Right Side Rear View and Safety Mirrors

 

Master Cylinder Brake Fluid

 

 

 

Crossing Control Arm

 

 

Headlights (high/low beams)

 

 

 

 

Front Turn Signal Lights

 

 

Signature of person performing above inspection if not the driver/Date

 

Front Clearance Lights

 

 

Front Identification/Cluster Lights

 

Driver Enters Bus and Checks:

Front Eight Light Flashing System

 

S

U

 

S

U

 

Front Reflectors

 

Steps

Warning Devices

Windshield

 

Cleanliness

Fuses (if applicable)

Underside of Chassis

 

Seats

First Aid Kit

Crossover Mirror(s)

 

Seat Belts (if applicable)

Fire Extinguisher

Left Side Rear View and Safety Mirrors

 

Windows

Lettering

Left Front Wheel and Tire

 

 

 

Two-way Radio or Authorized Cell Phone

Driver's Side Window

 

 

Stop Arm Panel

 

 

 

 

 

Left Side Marker and Turn Signal Lights

 

Record Month and Year displayed on the front of the Certificate of Safety

 

Left Side Reflectors

 

 

 

 

 

Side Emergency Door (open/close) (if applicable)

 

Record Odometer Reading from the Vehicle's Odometer

 

If today's month and year is after the month and year recorded above or if the vehicle's odometer reading is greater than the miles recorded on the back of the Certificate of Safety, the Certificate of Safety has expired or is not valid.

 

Left Rear Wheels and Tires

 

Exhaust System (tail pipe clear?)

 

Rear Tail/Brake Lights

 

Rear Turn Signal Lights

 

Rear Clearance Lights

 

 

 

Rear Identification/Cluster Lights

 

Driver Starts Engine, Activates All Interior Lights and Checks:

Strobe Lamp (if applicable)

 

S

U

 

S

U

 

Rear Eight Light Flashing System

 

Valid Certificate of Safety

Child Check System (electronic or manual)

Rear Reflectors

 

Steering Wheel

Braking Warning Alarm

Rear Emergency Door (open/close) (if applicable)

 

Windshield Wipers and Washers

Controls and Indicators

Right Rear Wheels and Tires

 

Heater and Defroster

Ammeter (voltmeter)

Fuel Tank Filler Caps

 

All Interior Lights

Gear Shift Lever

 

 

Horn

Neutral Safety Switch

Drive Bus Forward and Apply Brakes

 

Service Door (open/close)

Water Temperature Gauge

S

U

 

 

All Mirrors (adjustments)

Fuel Gauge

Service and Emergency Brake Operation

 

Sun Visor

Vacuum or Air Pressure Gauge

 

 

 

Emergency Exits (windows/doors)

Odometer

 

 

 

Emergency Exits Alarms

Switches

 

 

 

Clutch (if applicable)

Driver's Seat Belt

 

 

 

 

REMARKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature of Driver

 

Signature of Mechanic Making Report/Adjustments

 

Date Repairs/Adjustments Completed

 

(rev 4/12)

 

(Source: Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 14428, effective September 6, 2012)