MSHP Completes 2021 Annual School Bus Inspections

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of the Driver and Vehicle Safety Division’s 2021 annual school bus inspection program.
Missouri’s 2021 school bus inspection results are as follows:
School buses rated as “approved” upon initial inspection — 10,807
School buses rated as “defective” upon initial inspection — 822
School buses rated as “out-of-service” upon initial inspection — 264
Those buses found defective require repair within 10 days. Buses placed out-of-service require correction of the component(s) prior to further usage.
A total of 277 Missouri school districts earned the Patrol’s Total Fleet Excellence award in 2021. During the 2021-2022 school year, 5,738 buses in these award-winning fleets are eligible to display the Patrol’s Total Fleet Excellence sticker in the lower corner of the first window on the passenger entry side of the bus. Missouri school bus inspection results are a matter of public record. Individual school district results for 2021 are available at https://apps.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/DVSD/MVI/documents/2020AnnualSchoolBusInspectionResults(1).pdf.
School bus inspection criteria, including Missouri State Highway Patrol out-of-service criteria are available at https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/DVSD/MVI/documents/schoolBusRegulations.pdf.
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