BALTIMORE — Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration has replaced its paper-based system for reporting school bus inspections with a new electronic one.

The Baltimore Sun reports that MVA announced on Thursday the Maryland School Bus Safety Inspection System. The system is a mobile method that allows inspectors to log their results into a database that’s used to track bus inspections.

According to MVA, all 9,000 Maryland school buses are required to be inspected three times a year. Inspections with the new system will automatically indicate whether the bus passed or is in need of repair.

MVA administrator Christine Nizer said in a statement that school bus inspections are critical to ensuring the safety of children being transported to and from school.

The new system was used in more than 1,500 inspections in May.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com