Bus Safety Victoria (BSV) is implementing a depot compliance inspection program to target operators who have been identified as requiring closer scrutiny.
With the assistance of inspectors from VicRoads and Victoria Police Heavy Vehicle Unit, in July two depots belonging to one bus operator were targeted and inspections carried out on buses used to provide tour and charter services.
Nine buses were inspected and all issued with defect notices. Three buses were in such a poor state that they were not to be used after 5pm that day.
BSV auditors have scheduled an audit for this operator where maintenance records and systems will be closely examined.
BSV considers the results of this and previous depot compliance inspections unacceptable.
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