Annually, the Patrol is charged with ensuring school buses are in working order before on the road
Troopers inspecting buses to prep for first day of school
The Kansas Highway Patrol will be working to ensure students are safe on their travels to and from school. Every July and August, KHP troopers partner with school districts across the state to check all school buses and ensure they are in proper working condition.
Troopers will check the buses until the beginning of the school session to make sure the vehicles will safely load, transport and unload students. Troopers will check the lights, emergency exits, tires, windshield wipers, fire extinguishers, first aid kits and emergency spill kits.
“Our children are our future. We owe it to the family members and their children to make sure these kids arrive to and from their destinations safely,” said Lieutenant Candice Breshears, KHP Public Information Officer. “By partnering with these school districts across Kansas, we can ensure that we are taking the proper steps to keep Kansas children safe.”
A decal will be displayed in the lower driver’s side corner of the windshield for any bus or school vehicle passing inspection. Vehicles that do not comply with safety regulations cannot be used to transport students until all defects are corrected and a Trooper re-checks the vehicle.
In 2020, the Patrol inspected 10,862 buses and other school vehicles for defects.