Citizen Seeks Background Checks for Bus Drivers

By Michael Klazema on 3/5/2012

An Osage, IA citizen is seeking support from lawmakers in order to get a law passed that would make it mandatory for bus drivers to undergo a background check before they hit the road. This move for more regulation came after a 7 year old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle while boarding a school bus in Osage. Kim Koenings, the citizen in question, began researching bus laws after the incident and she found that casino dealers in the state are more regulated than bus drivers.

This bill would make it mandatory that bus drivers in the state go through a full criminal background check which would be repeated every five years. Since the background checks done on bus driver’s is currently almost non-existent, with the passing of this law, Iowa would be in check with other states.

The state of Iowa, as well as other organizations, could find little budget impact from the passing of this law by using a third party background check company like With their exclusive products like US OneSEARCH, can help make sure that a bus driver’s criminal record is verified with a fast turn around. In the state of Iowa, it is time to make sure children and motorists are safe when on the road with bus drivers.

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