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RMV conducts surprise inspections on school vehicles, finds 82 violations

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – The Registry of Motor Vehicles made surprise inspections on vans and vehicles throughout the city of Boston Tuesday.
    
Operation Guardian Angel, which is in its 12th year, checked 129 vehicles and 82 violations were found. Common violations included improperly registered, improperly insured vehicles; unlicensed operators; too many occupants/unbelted occupants; failure to perform pre-trip inspections; and vehicle equipment problems/missing equipment.
    
The RMV, along with police and other state officials, check on buses and vans with the 7D vehicles used for transporting special needs children and small kids to and from school and day cares.
    
The goal is to make sure the vehicles meet all safety codes and state laws for transporting children.

"Our law enforcement partners are with us today and every day in our mission to protect the most vulnerable school children," said Registrar Rachel Kaprielian. "The Registry wants parents and educators to also feel empowered and to be part of this mission; if you see a problem with a school van, we want you to say something."

Drivers and schools can be fined or have their vehicles pulled off the road depending on the severity of the violation.

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