WINCHESTER, Va. - School bus drivers in Frederick County, Va., competed in a School Bus Rodeo on Friday, to determine who the very best is in the fleet.
Drivers went through obstacle courses and more to test out their safety behind the wheel, all in celebration of National School Bus Safety Week. They showed off their driving skills, and also took a general knowledge and pre-trip test to have a chance to win cash prizes.
The drivers were judged by Frederick County school administrators and CDL testers from the DMV. The first-place winner will move forward and compete at the state level, representing the county public schools in June at the annual VAPT Conference.
Congratulations to Robert Keefer, who won first place and $100 for his success in the School Bus Rodeo.
"We'd just like to say that school bus driving is important," said John Grubbs, director of transportation for Frederick County Public Schools. "It's important for the safety of the students and the school system - and we're always looking for good, qualified, professional drivers."
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