2014 School Bus Inspection Results Released
JEFFERSON CITY - The results of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 2014 annual school bus inspection program were released Tuesday.
The patrol inspected a total of 11,997 school buses. After the initial inspections, here are the results:
- 10,161 buses received approval
- 1,431 buses were rejected
- 405 buses were placed out-of-service
That means 84.7 percent of all buses inspected were approved upon initial inspection.
A total of 258 Missouri school districts earned the distinction of Total Fleet Excellence for approval ratings of 90% or higher with no buses placed out-of-service.
Buses rated as "rejected" may continue to be operated for the purpose of pupil transportation until a repair is made. School districts are allowed 10 days following initial inspection to repair identified defects before being re-inspected by the Patrol's motor vehicle inspection personnel.
Buses listed as "out-of-service" by inspectors must be repaired, re-inspected, and placed back into service by the Patrol's motor vehicle inspector prior to being used for the purpose of pupil transportation.
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