State Patrol inspects every school bus every year
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are the safest form of transportation for getting students to and from school.
In a few weeks, when school buses once again are a familiar sight on Wisconsin streets and highways, their precious passengers will be riding in some of the safest vehicles on the road.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are the safest form of transportation for getting students to and from school. On average nationally, nearly 500 students, ages 5 to 18, are killed each year in passenger vehicle crashes during school hours, and 74 percent of those fatalities involve teen drivers. In contrast, four school-aged children are killed each year while riding in school buses.
To help maintain this commendable safety record, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of State Patrol inspects every school bus in Wisconsin every year for a total of about 11,000 inspections annually. In addition to annual examinations of all school buses, the State Patrol conducts spot checks and presale inspections.
State Patrol inspectors are well-trained professionals, who can identify a variety of potential safety problems. They closely examine brakes, steering, lights, electrical systems and other required safety equipment during each inspection.
inspectors use their knowledge and experience to protect children,” says State Patrol Lieutenant Karl Mittelstadt of the Motor Carrier Enforcement Section. “Thousands of students, from kindergarten through high school, ride buses to school each day. Many others ride school buses on field trips or to extracurricular activities, like sporting events. It’s our job to help make sure that every school bus is ready to do its job safely.”
Press Releases by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Statement from Wisconsin DOT Secretary Dave Ross on cancellation of I-39/90/94 Madison to Portage study and I-90/94 Portage to Wisconsin Dells studyMar 3rd, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
We did not make this decision hastily nor take it lightly.
Governor Walker approves improvements totaling over $4.4 million for General Mitchell International AirportFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
A combination of state, Milwaukee County and Federal Aviation Administration funds will be used for these projects.
News release: Governor approves over $1.9 million for improvement projects at Lawrence J. Timmerman AirportFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
One project will reconstruct the primary runway.
The closures are necessary for utility work related to private development in downtown Milwaukee.
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