A review of driving records, disciplinary files and other records on more than 2,000 Broward and Miami-Dade county school bus drivers found that employees who have broken the law can stay behind the wheel.
NBC6 found repeat offenders were allowed to continue driving school busses despite their involvement in vehicle crashes and traffic infractions. Documents showed that, in the last 15 years, thousands of citations have been issued drivers in both districts for everything from careless driving to running traffic signs and improperly changing lanes.
About 59,000 students are transported over 951 routes in Miami-Dade county. Traffic ticket data shows 99 bus drivers have received at least two traffic tickets for moving violations while driving a bus. While school policy says any driver caught breaking a traffic law “may be subject to dismissal,” NBC6 found that is rarely the case.