How often are school buses checked for safety and mechanical issues. I witnessed a bus on Route 146, which while stopped at a red light and in motion, had a door wide open.

Written by on March 4, 2016

A.  Every bus is on a 56-day, preventative maintenance schedule. Every day, before the bus leaves the bus compound, the school bus drivers make a pre-trip inspection. Unfortunately, once in a while things  do go wrong on the roadway. In this particular case, there were no children onboard and the bus was close enough to the bus garage that we opted to drive it back.