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Ohio State Highway Patrol are checking area school buses before classes begin

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

School is just around the corner and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is cracking down on area school buses, making sure they are up to code.

In February hundreds of local school buses had violations and now OSHP is checking on them once again.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Conley says there are many violations to check for.

"The inspector looks to make sure everything is secure," said Conley. "Making sure there are no excess or leaks."

Conley says there are many different violations that they see.

"We see a lot of exhaust violations," said Conley. "Leaks under the bus that can become a safety issue for students riding the bus."

One important thing the Ohio State Patrol checks on as well is the lights on the outside of the bus, warning oncoming traffic to look for kids.

"The bus lighting system is the first thing that drivers come in contact with," said Conley. "They see that all the way down the road 500 feet all the way to 1-thousand feet. They see those yellow lights it's the first warning they get. So we want to make sure they're operating properly, the bulbs are good, they are all functioning and the drivers can see those."

Many area schools start next week. 

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