School bus safety in Michigan
Hundreds of districts in Michigan operate 16,000 school buses.
According to MLive, in a recent 100 point inspection assessment, which covers inside the engine and the on-board fire extinguisher, 80% of buses received passing grades.
School buses are rated in three categories: “Pass,” “Yellow,” and “Red.”
When a bus receives a pass rating the vehicle is in a satisfactory condition and road ready.
The yellow category means a repair is needed and must be addressed within 60 days.
The red category means a repair is needed before it can be used in the field.
Michigan school buses in our area have passing rates that range from as low as 58% to 95.5%.
For more details on the study, you can visit the Inspection Reports by District.
|School Districts||Pass||Yellow||Red||Passing Rate|
|Berrien Springs Public Schools||18||4||3||72%|
|Benton Harbor Area Schools||6||1||1||75%|
|Benton Harbor Charter Schools||4||1||0||80%|
|Cassopolis Public Schools||7||2||3||58.3%|
|Niles Public Schools||29||5||9||67.4%|
|St. Joseph Public Schools||10||4||2||62.5%|
|Van Buren Public Schools||66||5||4||88%|