MTC inspected school buses across the country

No serious violations have been found during school bus inspections. This is the conclusion from the results of a specialised inspection of more than 1,200 school buses that took place from 1 to 21 September 2023.

In the course of the inspections, the inspectors of the Road Administration Agency have issued 6 tickets. One driver was sanctioned for driving a vehicle with three more seats than the number on the vehicle registration certificate and failing to provide a specialised transport timetable. In another case, the driver was driving a bus with another driver's digital tachograph card. Three buses had an expired MOT and one was missing a certified passenger list.

The inspections were launched at the beginning of September by order of the Minister of Transport and Communications Georgi Gvozdeykov. They are part of the government's measures to improve road safety. The main purpose of the actions taken is to check whether the carriers meet all the requirements for transporting children and pupils, as well as to pay attention to the technical condition of the vehicles.

To ensure the safety and security of the transport of children and pupils, supervision is provided throughout the school year and during holidays.