September 26, 2023

FMCSA “Operation Safe Student” May 8-21

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) will be implementing an “Operation Safe Student” initiative May 8-21, 2009, according to Elaine Farrell, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Bus Association in Harrisburg, PA. Since many students ride motorcoaches during this period of time, FMCSA will be stepping up inspections of motorcoaches nationwide. Expect destinations you are taking students to have inspectors on hand.

[warning]Drivers — be sure your medical certificate is with you and up to date![/warning]

She also reminds drivers that effective April 1, 2009, you shall have in your possession at all times a valid medical certificate updated with any current changes. Your vehicle can be placed out of service on the roadside if you don’t have it or it is out of date.

About Bob Bergey

Bob has been driving motorcoaches since 2002, in every state east of the Mississippi and a few west, as well as the four southeastern-most provinces of Canada. In addition to driving, he's an avid photographer (and former professional), enjoys writing and technology.