Verbal warnings after school bus inspections

AN INSPECTION of the buses serving Kingsbrook School in Deanshanger has revealed only a minor defect.

This month the Northants Casualty Reduction Partnership carried out spot checks on eight vehicles serving the school. Only one verbal warning was issued due to the absence of a first aid kit.

Head teacher Pamela Hutchison said: “We are absolutely behind the local authority and the police who carry these checks out in a timely manner and contribute to making sure our youngsters are safe travelling to school. And actually the inspection was really good and allows the bus company to any adjustments they need to make.”

The checks were part of a nationwide programme and also saw 11 vehicles checked serving Prince William School in Oundle. Three warnings were issued there for no first aid kit, a leaky shock absorber and a missing glass hammer.