The Illinois Department of Transportation warned that school buses will fail state inspections if line-of-sight obstructions for drivers are detected.
These obstructions, according to the Vehicle Inspection Unit, include CB radios, GPS systems, pencil holders, and decorations. The new rule goes into effect on Jan. 2.
“Due to potential height differences of drivers, it is difficult to determine what items may obstruct one driver’s view over another,” said Dan F. Thompson, manager of the IDOT’s Vehicle Inspection Unit. “Therefore, the dash must be free of all obstructions.”