Motor coach inspection at Grand Canyon yields 477 violations

218 busses inspected by DPS officers Sept. 26-28

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In a combined effort of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the National Parks Service, a major motor coach inspections detail was conducted in the Grand Canyon National Park from Sept. 26-28.

Officers completed comprehensive inspections of all motor coach vehicles that entered the National Park during the detail where mechanical components and driver credentials were examined.

DPS completed 218 motor coach Inspections. Eighteen commercial vehicles were inspected. Twenty of the vehicles were placed out of service for mechanical violations. Twenty-two drivers were place out of service. The most significant violations were hours of service and false records of duty status.

Officers discovered 477 total violations during these inspections. Ten percent of the drivers inspected were placed out of service and 9 percent of the commercial vehicles inspected were placed out of service. One driver was arrested for DUI drugs.

DPS was assisted in this detail by federal and local police agencies to include the National Parks Service, the Mohave County Sheriffs Office and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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