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BUS INSPECTIONS * Australia: Police blitz

* NSW: Bus crackdown to continue in 

(Photo: Police blitz at Busabout's Smeaton Grange) 
Sydney,NSW,Australia -AP/Daily Mail -30 June 2014: -- A string of defects have been uncovered on Sydney buses, including those used for school runs, as police continue their crackdown on the transport industry... Traffic police and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) officers carried out sweeping inspections at the Busabout depot in Smeaton Grange, in southwest Sydney, on Monday... The inspections come after a spate of serious bus crashes in Sydney this year... Defects were uncovered on 32 of the 88 buses in Monday's blitz... Six of the defects were deemed major, including a bus with no active rear brake lights... Drug and alcohol tests were carried out at the depot but no positive results were recorded... The bus inspections have targeted private operators but police have not ruled out a closer look at the state government's State Transit fleet...



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