Wednesday, December 1, 2010

CANOE: School bus company charged for safety violations

CANOE.caA New Brunswick bus company is facing charges after two buses carrying middle school students were pulled over for having tires that were nearly worn through.

Two buses from Prestige Bus Lines were carrying students from Sackville, N.B., to Halifax, N.S., when they were pulled over for a safety inspection, CBC reported.

New Brunswick Education Minister Jody Carr said the bus line would be temporarily banned from carrying students.

Under provincial law, school bus drivers are required to complete detailed vehicle inspections before leaving on any trip with young people aboard, including checking the tires.

If found guilty, the company could face fines or a license suspension.