advertisement

Missouri State Highway Patrol plans to improve school bus inspections

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 8:30 a.m. CDT; updated 2:56 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 25, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it has stepped up oversight of school bus inspectors.

A state audit being released Tuesday notes that federal authorities found in 2011 that Missouri's school bus inspection procedures were inadequate.

The new audit recommends that the patrol do a better job of identifying poor state inspection stations.

The patrol said in a written response to the audit that it's now doing more follow-up after its own spot checks turn up school bus deficiencies. The follow-ups are intended to ensure that private-sector mechanics are properly trained.

The patrol said it also plans to require mechanics to get special training to handle school bus inspections.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements