2014 School Bus Inspection Results Released

4 years 6 months 1 week ago Tuesday, June 03 2014 Jun 3, 2014 Tuesday, June 03, 2014 4:35:00 PM CDT June 03, 2014 in News
Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol
By: Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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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