Broken Buses

Number 23950
Subject Buses
Source WTHR-TV (Indianapolis)
State IN
Year 2008
Publication Date 02/26/2008; 02/27/2008; 02/28/2008; 06/24/2008; 06/28/2008; 08/25/2008
Summary This series of investigations revealed serious, recurring and widespread safety violations involving hundreds of school buses used to transport nearly 20,000 children to Indianapolis-area schools, and the expanded to show critical safety problems affecting thousands of buses in school districts across Indiana. The investigation exposed problems not only with the school buses, but also identified gaping deficiencies in the Indiana State Police bus inspection program. It triggered immediate and dramatic action, prompted Indiana's largest school districts to call for more stringent oversight and more frequent inspections and provided parents with a hands-on tool to monitor the safety history of their children's school buses.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 46
Keywords buses; public transportation; public safety; safety violations; school buses; investigation
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