(625 ILCS 5/12-807.2)
Crossing control arms.
(a) No Type I or Type II school bus may be operated or used as a school bus
within this State after December 31, 1999 unless that bus is equipped with a
crossing control arm on the front of the bus that conforms to equipment and
installation standards that the Department of Transportation shall
promulgate for purposes of this subsection.
(b) If a Type I or Type II school bus is manufactured after December 31,
1997, that bus shall not be sold for use as, or purchased for the use as, or
used as a school bus within this State unless that bus is equipped with a
crossing control arm that is installed on the front of the bus by the original
bus body manufacturer and that conforms to equipment and installation standards
that the Department shall promulgate for purposes of this subsection.
(c) A crossing control arm meeting standards promulgated by the Department
under this Section shall be designed to swing out from the front of a school
bus when the bus stops and opens its doors while school children enter or exit
the bus, as prescribed in rules promulgated by the State Board of
(d) This Section does not apply to the temporary operation in this State of
a school bus that is legally registered in another state and is displaying
valid registration plates of that state if (i) the bus is not operated in
Illinois on a regular basis, and (ii) the bus is being operated in Illinois in
connection with a cultural, tourist, athletic, or similar activity that is
sponsored by one or more schools located outside of Illinois for the benefit of
their enrolled students who are being transported to or from that activity.
(Source: P.A. 90-108, eff. 7-14-97.)