LANSING, Mich. -

Michigan State Police motor carrier officers are joining the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the National Motorcoach Safety Initiative.

The nationwide effort aimed at ensuring passenger bus safety and compliance starts Monday and runs through Sept. 8.

During the effort, Michigan State Police motor carrier officers plan bus inspections. Officers will check overall vehicle maintenance, including brakes, tires and exhaust systems. They'll also verify driver qualifications and compliance with hours-of-service requirements.

Police say those found with violations could be taken off the road.