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The Pupil Transportation Unit oversees 100 public school bus companies. This unit is responsible for conducting criminal and motor vehicle background checks on over 4,400 school bus drivers who are employed in the State of New Hampshire.

In addition to safety inspections by an official inspection station, school buses are mechanically inspected once each year by a New Hampshire State Trooper before they are authorized to carry passengers. The Pupil Transportation Unit inspects over 2,900 school buses in the state. Members of the State Police who are commercial motor vehicle qualified, conduct these inspections. This section plays an integral role in the investigation of all school bus crashes, investigations and complaints related to school buses and school bus drivers. This unit also works in conjunction with local police departments and other state agencies.

The unit supervisor is also responsible for the training and certification of school bus drivers and school bus driver instructors in the state. Once per year, a 40-hour class is taught for the school bus training certificate.

Some of the Fiscal Year 2011 statistics are as follows:

  • Number of school bus drivers: 4,464.
  • MV Record/Criminal checks performed: 1,283.
  • Number of school buses inspected: 2,947.
  • Accident reports: 133.

For more information regarding Pupil Transportation, please call (603) 227-4085.

New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles | 23 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH 03305
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