WICHITA, Kansas – About 600 Wichita school buses underwent thorough bumper to bumper check-ups on Thursday by Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers.
It’s part of an annual statewide safety inspection program that ensures all school buses are ready to hit the road the first day of school.
Troopers processed all of the Wichita school fleet – checking lights, brakes, and emergency exits.
Trooper Gary Warner said parents can rest easy if they see a blue sticker on the front windshield.
“It should provide some confidence in a parent or caregiver that their putting their student in a very safe vehicle for transportation to and from home,” said Warner.
The safety inspections are required by law before any school vehicle can transport children.
In total, over 11,000 school buses across the state will be checked before the first day of school.