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New Rules For Bus Drivers

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KENNEWICK, Wash - There are more strict rules for the people who drive your children to school in Washington.

Bus drivers' driving records now have to come directly from the State Department of Licensing. Before, school bus drivers were able to provide their own copies of their driving records. 

However, after altered reports were found, Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction, Terry Bergeson decided to take action. Bergeson issued an emergency revision of state rules to make the change. 

She said, after reviewing 10,000 records, they found six drivers with suspended licenses. Those drivers were taken off the road.

Bus drivers can still bring in their own records to train, but to transport students, records must come directly from the DOL.