The Brockton Enterprise reported that an unannounced inspection conducted by Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles revealed that Brockton school children were being transported by unlicensed drivers in uninspected buses, some with bald tires. The vehicles found in violation were mostly vans used by private contractors to transport disabled children. Of the 85 vehicles inspected, 52 were found to be in violation. Offenses include drivers not having the required 7D license, vans being overloaded, uninspected vehicles, equipment violations such as bald tires, and drivers using cell phones.
The Registry has been very proactive in insuring the safety of school children by conducting these inspections and a statewide enforcement campaign known as the “Yellow Blitz.”