Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

September 4, 2013

W.Va. PSC conducts bus safety inspection blitz

Associated Press

CHARLESTON — West Virginia regulators are conducting a bus inspection blitz to see whether companies and drivers are complying with safety regulations.

The Public Service Commission said Wednesday that its Transportation Enforcement Division has conducted 45 inspections so far.

Passenger buses are being checked for maintenance, including brakes, tires and exhaust systems.

State investigators also are checking driver qualifications and compliance with hours-of-service-requirements. Bus companies will be visited to assess their levels of safety.

The two-week inspection blitz is part of a national initiative with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remove unsafe buses and drivers from roads.