#FindUsFridays: School Bus Rodeo in Frederick County, Va.

School bus drivers go through obstacle course to put safety skills to the test

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."

If you have an idea of what local event we should be at next, send it to us by using the hashtag #FindUsFridays.

Be sure to tune in next Wednesday night at 10 p.m. to find out where we'll be next week. For past Find Us Fridays events, click here.


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