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WICHITA, Kansas – Troopers with the Kansas Highway Patrol were busy Thursday morning inspecting buses before the start of school.
The troopers were inspecting nearly 590 buses to transport Wichita students.
The law mandates an inspection every year.
If a problem is discovered, mechanics are on hand to fix it.
The bus then has to be inspected again.
“We’re looking for safety equipment, lighting, tires, interior lighting, emergency exit buzzers, functionality of that and then safety equipment inside the bus,” said Trooper Gary Warner, Kansas Highway Patrol.
Once the bus completes inspection, a green sticker will be placed in the window to indicate which buses have been inspected. It is placed in the lower driver’s side corner of the windshield.
Last year, over 10,100 buses and vehicles used to transport students were inspected statewide.