Patrol Releases School Bus Inspection Report

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the results of the annual school bus inspection program for 2020. The ratings include “approved”, “defective”, and “out-of-service”. Those buses receiving an “approved” rating passed the initial inspect. A rating of “defective” means that corrections for components were addressed within 10 days of when the defection was found. Buses placed out-of-service require a correction before the bus can be used any further.

Of Missouri’s 11,828 buses, or 89 percent were rated “approved”. 1,030, or 8.7 percent were found as defective. 259, or 2.1 percent were taken out of service.

There were 22 school districts within Troop H that received the Total Fleet Excellence award this year. Those had 100 percent “approved” rating on the first inspection.

There were 16 buses taken out of service at the time of the inspection process. South Harrison had 3 of 19 buses taken out of service. Savannah had 2 of 31, Chillicothe had 2 of 23, Lathrop had 2 of 14, and Winston had 2 of 5 taken out of service. Hamilton, Cameron, Fairfax, Tarkio, and Trenton had on bus taken out of service based on the inspection process.

Here are the individual school district results.