575 Ind. Admin. Code 1-9-15

Current through May 24, 2023
Section 575 IAC 1-9-15 - Child alert notification systems

Authority: IC 20-27-3-4

Affected: IC 20-27-9

Sec. 15.

(a) A child alert notification system is required on every bus manufactured after January 1, 2015.
(b) The device must not affect or interfere with any other existing operating or electrical component (for example, turn signals, brake lights, stop signal arm).
(c) The device must:
(1) permit the driver complete control of the ignition switch; and
(2) not interfere with engine operation or shutdown.
(d) When the ignition switch is in the ON or ACCESSORY positions, the device must be in standby mode and silent. The device may have an indicator light within normal view of the driver indicating the device is operational and in standby mode.
(e) The indicator light must be labeled and identified.
(f) When the ignition is turned OFF, a timer must be automatically set. The amount of delay may not exceed two (2) minutes and may be programmable up to the maximum time limit. The device may emit a reminder tone or signal during the delay period. The timer delay may have a reset feature located within reach of the driver when in a seated position that allows the timer delay to be reset for an additional length of time, not to exceed two (2) minutes for each reset, without deactivating the child alert notification system.
(g) When the time delay expires and the driver has not activated the reset switch or turned the ignition to the ON or ACCESSORY position, the device must activate the horn. The horn must sound intermittently and continuously until the reset switch is pressed or electrical power is restored with the ignition switch.
(h) The reset switch must be a push-button type and not require a key. An override (bypass) capability is prohibited.
(i) The reset switch must be mounted on the interior rear of the bus behind the rearmost seat or wheelchair location.

575 IAC 1-9-15

State School Bus Committee; 575 IAC 1-9-15; filed 8/15/2014, 10:20 a.m.: 20140910-IR-575130244FRA
Errata filed Sep 18, 2014, 10:40 a.m.: 20141015-IR-575140377ACA; filed 10/6/2016, 2:09 p.m.: 20161102-IR-575150426FRA
Readopted filed 8/12/2020, 10:18 a.m.: 20200909-IR-575200228RFA