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DRIVERS BRAVE THE ELEMENTS TO COMPETE IN 39TH ANNUAL PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL BUS DRIVER SAFETY COMPETITION

DRIVERS BRAVE THE ELEMENTS TO COMPETE IN 39TH ANNUAL PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL BUS DRIVER SAFETY COMPETITION

Harrisburg, PA, July 16, 2015– We all know that professional school bus drivers are accustomed to handling any challenge Mother Nature throws at them. So, it was no surprise that the torrential rain and windy conditions did not hamper the 39th Annual School Bus Drivers Safety Competition held at the Mount Nitanny Middle School in State College on June 26 and June 27.

A total of 95 drivers competed in this year’s competition (76 conventional and 19 transit drivers). The competition kicked off on Friday evening with an orientation and written examination. On Saturday morning, the drivers returned to the middle school and competed in the skills competition. The drivers are tested in a number of skill areas including physical and verbal bus inspection; height judgement; simulated bus stop; railroad crossings; and curb line parking.
When the competition and the scoring complete, the following drivers emerged as the top two winners in the conventional and transit categories:

Conventional Winners:

1st Place: Ruth DelVecchio Krapf Bus
2nd Place Larry Hannon, Sr. Centennial School District

Transit Winners

1st Place: Michael Webster Brightbill Transportation
2nd Place John Welsh Lower Merion School District

These four drivers are now eligible to compete in the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition being held in Minneapolis on July 18 and 19.
PSBA congratulations to all the drivers who trained and competed in this year’s competition.

The Pennsylvania School Bus Association is a group of nearly 400 school bus contractors from across Pennsylvania who have joined together to be a strong voice for school bus safety and the school bus contracting industry. If you would like more information, please contact Michael Berk, Executive Director at 717-975-1951, ext. 500 or email at mberk@paschoolbus.org.

     
     

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