Broken Buses: April 2008 investigation

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Broken Buses: A Statewide Problem -13 Investigates discovered major safety problems in school buses across Indiana, and experts say those problems could put thousands of children at risk every day. Chances are you have never looked under your child's school bus. But a longtime bus mechanic says you should.

Broken Buses: Documents Reveal Disturbing Failures - State police inspect every Indiana school bus at least once a year. Those inspections provide revealing information about the condition of each bus and the maintenance program of each school district, but parents never see the results of those school bus inspections - until now. For the first time, you can search for inspection information on your child's school bus, and WTHR's online school bus inspection database shows some Indiana school districts have a disturbing number of safety violations.

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Get the whole story - See the original investigations that prompted 13 Investigates to expand its Broken Buses investigation statewide and keep up to date with new developments in the state investigation.