(625 ILCS 5/11-1415)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1415)
School buses stopping, loading
and discharging passengers on one-way roadways on highways having 4
or more lanes. (a) A school bus traveling on a one-way roadway
or a highway having 4 or more lanes for vehicular traffic shall stop for
the loading or discharging of passengers only on the right side of the
highway. If the highway has 4 or more lanes and permits traffic to operate
in both directions, the school bus shall load or discharge only those
passengers whose residences are located
to the right of the highway.
The routes of school buses shall be so arranged that no child shall be
required to cross a highway of 4 or more lanes
to board a school bus or to reach such child's residence after
leaving the school bus. A school child in an urban area shall cross
a highway only at a crossing for pedestrians, except as provided in paragraph
(b) of this Section.
(b) With respect to school children crossing a highway at other than
a pedestrian crossing, this Section shall not apply when children are
escorted or controlled by competent persons designated by the school
authorities or by police officers.
(Source: P.A. 83-905.)