The latest inspections by the Michigan State Police have cataloged problems in the state's school bus fleet.
And according to Francis Donnelley of the Detroit News "small, rural school districts were experiencing the most problems with their buses during the 2013-14 school year."
According to the "School Bus Inspection Results for School Year 2014" issued by the Michigan State Police, 1,739 buses out of the 16,984 in the state's fleet failed inspection.
Some counties had worse records than others.
- In Mason County Central, 13 of 18 buses failed inspection.
- In Ubly Community Schools in the Michigan Thumb, 9 of 12 failed.
- In Vestaburg Community Schools in central Michigan, 9 of 9 buses failed.