NJ school buses undergo stringent parts examination to keep kids safe

The Motor Vehicle Commission and education leaders conduct inspections twice a year.

The Motor Vehicle Commission and education leaders conduct inspections twice a year. (9/3/13)

FAIR LAWN - State officials are making sure kids across New Jersey are riding on the safest of school buses.

The Motor Vehicle Commission and education leaders conduct inspections twice a year on 24,000 school vehicles. Each vehicle has 180 items that are thoroughly checked.

This stringent examination process results in vehicles being temporarily put out of commission for violations, but also leads to a safer fleet. Officials say slightly more than 10 percent of all buses get 30-day rejection stickers for violating safety protocol.

The MVC also conducts unannounced inspections to make sure buses are up to par.
 

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