Tips for School Bus Inspection Day
School bus inspections are important and being prepared will help the inspections go smoothly. Indiana law requires the State Police Department to perform an annual inspection on all buses and a semi-annual inspection on buses at least 12 years old to ensure safe operation. ISP inspection procedures cover certain safety-related systems common to most school buses and multiple function school activity buses, regardless of manufacture. The procedures outlined in the inspection manual are designed to provide the safest mode of transportation for students, help prevent the occurrence of crashes and injuries, and ideally lower the cost of operation and maintenance for those school systems governed by this inspection program. What is expected during these inspections is outlined in 2017 School Bus Inspection Manual.
ITI has safety experts who can guide you through what to expect and how to best prepare your fleet for inspection. Our school safety experts, who have performed these inspections, have the following tips: