Mechanical fitness of school-purposes vehicles

Regulations under the Highway Traffic Act require regular inspection of every station wagon, van or bus operated by or under contract to a school board or other authority in charge of a school for the transportation of:

  1. six or more adults with a developmental disability
  2. six or more children
  3. six or more persons referred to in a and b, between their homes and schools

Inspections are also required for a chrome yellow school bus transporting children between their homes and churches or adults with a developmental disability between their homes and training centres.

These vehicles must display valid inspection sticker(s).

The inspection must be carried out in a licensed motor-vehicle inspection station. Authorized inspection mechanics perform the inspection and affix stickers to vehicles found to be satisfactory.

School buses are subject to random safety inspections by Ministry of Transportation staff throughout the year.