SCHOOL BUSES RED FLAGGED * USA: "Critical" violations of mechanical and safety standards
* Minnesota - 16 Proctor buses flagged and three drivers cited for inspection violations
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-- After a surprise inspection by the Minnesota State Patrol yesterday, 16 of the 25 school buses in the Proctor School District were red flagged, deemed not suitable for the road until repairs were made... The State Patrol released a list of ten, quote, "critical violations" ... Five of those included brake fluid leaks, exhaust leaks, emergency exits not operating correctly, defective brake components, and sharp, hazardous objects... Superintendent John Engelking said there were communication issues between the drivers and administration. They have now guaranteed no buses will be red flagged in the next inspection... Bus drivers are required to do a "pre–trip," or thorough inspection of the bus, before hitting the road each school day... But some drivers apparently didn't do that...
Proctor, MINN - NNCNOW, by Josh Schuder - March 24, 2016