Accident and Incident Information

If a school bus is involved in an accident:

  1. Report the accident to the local law enforcement agency in whose jurisdiction the collision occurred.
  2. The school bus driver shall report the accident to the employer immediately following any accident involving a school bus.
  3. Immediately upon receiving notification of any accident involving a school bus, the employer shall notify DPS of the accident by telephone. This can be done 24-hours a day by calling the DPS Duty Office at (602)223-2212.
  4. The employer shall submit written verification of the accident to DPS within 72 hours of the telephone notification using the School Bus Accident / Incident Report form.

 

In incidents where a violation of the Minimum Standards for School Buses and School Bus Drivers or state statutes caused injury to or threatened the health, safety, or welfare of a passenger:

  1. Report any emergency situation to the nearest law enforcement agency.
  2. The employer shall notify DPS of the instance by telephone. This can be done 24-hours a day by calling the DPS Duty Office at (602)223-2212.
  3. The employer shall submit a written report of the violation to DPS within 72 hours of the telephone notification using the School Bus Accident / Incident Report form.

Accident / Incident Report