KHP Begins Annual School Bus Inspections

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas Highway Patrol is already taking steps to ensure your kids have a safe ride to school this year.

On Tuesday, KHP troopers started their annual school bus inspections. They'll take place throughout the state through the beginning of the school year.

The troopers are making sure the buses will load, transport and unload students safely, among other security measures.

"We want to make sure all their lights are working correctly," said Lt. Craig Phillips, Kansas Highway Patrol. "Their warning lights, their stop lights, obviously their brakes. We also check for the safety equipment inside; fire extinguishers, road flares, first aid kits. Things of that nature."

After the bus has passed inspection, troopers place a blue sticker in the lower driver's side corner of the windshield.

Lt. Phillips says they found a school van without windshield wiper fluid on Tuesday, but all the buses checked out just fine.