Department of Motor Vehicles

Bus Driver Licensing and Oversight (Follow-Up Report)

Bus drivers must meet certain licensing requirements that are specified in State Law, and the driversí employers (carriers) are expected to ensure that all licensing requirements are met before the individuals are allowed to drive. The Department of Motor Vehicles is supposed to review the driver records of each carrier, at least once every three years, to ensure that the carriers are fulfilling this responsibility.

In audit 2005-S-53, we found that the Department was performing the required three-year reviews, but the review process was not effective enough to ensure compliance at all carriers. We also found that some drivers were not registered with the Department, and as a result, were not included in the Departmentís three-year reviews. We further found that criminal history checks were performed for some bus drivers, but not for others. We recommended that certain improvements be made in the Departmentís oversight of bus driversí compliance with licensing requirements. When we followed up on these matters with Department officials, we found that our recommendations had generally been implemented.

For a complete copy of Report 2008-F-51 click here.
For a copy of the 30-day response click here.