Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers Inspecting Buses to Prepare for First Day of School

Every July and August, the Kansas Highway Patrol partners with school districts across Kansas to check all school buses and make sure they are safe and in good working condition for students.

Troopers will be checking the buses to make sure they can safely load, transport, and unload students. They will also be checking lights, emergency exits, tires, windshield wipers, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, and emergency spill kits.

When a bus passes inspection, a decal will be placed in the lower driver’s side corner of the windshield. Any vehicle that does not comply with the safety regulations cannot be used to transport students until the issues are resolved, and a trooper has re-checked the vehicle.

In 2022, KHP inspected 10,812 buses and other school vehicles for defects.

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