The use of school buses with Dayne Transportation has been discontinued by The Kansas City Public School District after an unsafe issue arose last week. The district cut ties with the transportation company after the Missouri Highway Patrol performed a surprise inspection on Friday. The inspection was performed at the Kansas City facility located at 1111 Winchester Avenue. The conclusion of the inspection brought great concern with district officials, and the company was let go.
Missouri Highway Patrol Troopers inspected 19 buses at the facility, and eight were pulled out of service, eight were cited and only three passed inspections. The buses' tires and extendable safety stop-signs were two of the contributing factors for the safety violations. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol Sergeant, school buses are required to undergo an annual inspection in the spring as well as an independent inspection before July 1st. The MHP was unable to verify a second inspection for the buses.
Surprise inspections are not uncommon by the Missouri Highway Patrol. When is comes to the safety and well-being of children, heavy regulations in the transportation industry are needed. Too many school accidents occur every year in the United States, and so many of these accidents are preventable. If your child has been injured at school or traveling on school transportation, please call Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC. We have helped many families financially recover after a child was injured in a preventable accident and we can help you too. As a family owned law firm, our legal team at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, are not only experts in personal injury law, but we know how to care for clients during their legal process. Contact us today and schedule a case review with a school accident attorney.