This from the AP:
Almost half of all school buses and vans in New Jersey failed to pass their semiannual inspections due to violations deemed serious enough to take them off the road, according to a published report.
The Press of Atlantic City also found that another third of the vehicles get 30-day violations for items that would not put children at risk.
But state motor vehicle and school transportation officials say parents should not be overly concerned by the newspaper’s findings, which were based on its review of bus inspection records.
They say the buses, vans and other vehicles that take more than 800,000 Garden State children to school each day are overall very safe specifically because state inspections are so thorough.