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Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations for Chapter 375-6-1

375-6-1-.12 Daily Inspections by Bus Operator

(A) No school bus shall be driven unless the driver shall have first satisfied himself or herself that the following parts and accessories are in good working order:

(1) Service brakes;

(2) Parking brake;

(3) Steering mechanism;

(4) Lighting devices and reflectors;

(5) Stop arm and flashing lights;

(6) Emergency door and exits;

(7) Tires;

8) Horn;

(9) Windshield wiper(s);

(10) Rear vision mirror(s).

(B) The driver shall also satisfy himself or herself that the required emergency equipment is in place and ready for use:

(1) Fire extinguisher;

(2) Emergency triangles;

(3) First aid kit with required contents.

(C) Every school bus operator shall require its drivers to report, in writing, at the completion of each day’s work with respect to each bus operated. The report must address, at a minimum, the following parts and accessories:

(1) Service brakes;

(2) Parking brake;

(3) Steering mechanism;

(4) Lighting devices and reflectors;

(5) Stop arm and flashing lights;

(6) Emergency door and exits;

(7) Tires;

(8) Horn;

(9) Windshield wiper(s);

(10) Fire extinguisher;

(11) Emergency reflective triangles;

(12) First aid kit.

(D) Daily reports shall identify the vehicle and list any defect or deficiency discovered by or reported to the driver which would affect the safety of operation of the vehicle or result in its mechanical breakdown. If no defect or deficiency is discovered by or reported to the driver, the report shall so indicate. The report shall be signed and dated by the driver.

(E) Prior to requiring or permitting a driver to operate a bus, every school system shall repair or have repaired any defect or deficiency listed on the driver vehicle inspection report that would be likely to affect the safety of operation of the vehicle. Every school system, school contract carrier, shop foreman, or mechanic shall certify on the original driver vehicle inspection report that lists any defect or deficiency that the defect or deficiency has been repaired or that repair is unnecessary before the vehicle is again operated. The original driver vehicle inspection report and certification of repairs shall be maintained for three months from the date that the written report was prepared.

 

Authority: O.C.G.A. ยง 40-8-220
Filed Date: 9/13/2002
Effective Date: 10/3/2002