92 Percent of School Buses Pass Inspections

The results of Service NL’s spring 2019 school bus inspections show consistent results, with 92.6 per cent of buses having passed their mandatory annual inspections by the department’s highway enforcement officers.

Over the same period last year, 92.5 per cent of buses received a ‘pass’ rating. To receive a pass rating means the vehicle must meet specific requirements such as for brakes, steering, lamps and suspension, as outlined by Motor Registration Division.

Buses that do not pass inspection must be repaired and proof of the repair must be verified by Service NL before the bus can be returned to service.

All school buses in the province must comply with applicable standards and are thoroughly inspected several times a year. Under the current inspection program school buses are required to be inspected at an Official Inspections Station twice annually, in July and December.

Highway Enforcement Officers from the Motor Registration Division inspect 100 per cent of school buses between September and December. In the spring, Highway Enforcement Officers conduct inspections of a minimum of 30 per cent of the fleet again.


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