IDOT is responsible for regulating and overseeing both scheduled and non-scheduled school bus inspections. Scheduled inspections are conducted at approximately 250 official testing stations located across Illinois. In addition to these scheduled inspections, over 5,500 non-scheduled inspections are conducted by IDOT Vehicle Inspectors annually. Non-scheduled or "unannounced" inspections are performed wherever a school bus may be stored or parked.
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Scheduled Inspections are performed by certified safety testers who are employed at Illinois Official Testing Stations.
Certificates of Safety are issued only after a school bus meets all of the prescribed inspection criteria established by IDOT.
Illinois Department of Transportation
Division of Transportation Safety
1340 North Ninth Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (217) 782-3046