JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri State Highway Patrol Col. Eric T. Olsen announced how area school districts fared in the Driver & Vehicle Safety Division’s 2019 annual school bus inspection program.

At Hardin-Central School District, four out of five buses received an “approved” rating, with one being “defective”; all five Orrick buses rated approved; 26 out of 27 Richmond buses rated approved, with one defective; and 1 out of 35 Excelsior Springs buses received a defective rating.

The patrol inspected 11,958 school buses statewide. Of all buses inspected, 89.3 percent had no defective items noted during inspection. Buses having one or more defective items that do not constitute an immediate danger are rated defective. Buses with a defective item which constitutes an immediate danger are rated as “out-of-service.”

For more information, see the June 18 Richmond News

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