Troup County School System held its local Spring Bus Road-e-o on April 24.
According to TCSS officials, the School Bus Safety Road-e-o has proven to be one of the most effective instructional tools available to improve a bus driver’s driving skills. It is designed to promote bus safety by encouraging and rewarding professional driving.
The competitive event provides participants with positive, job-related motivation by emphasizing the important role bus drivers play in providing safe and reliable transportation for TCSS students. Driving skills and abilities were tested as bus driver’s maneuvered on a course that included tasks like alley dock, curb line, offset alley, parallel parking, railroad crossing, serpentine, right turn, straight line, elementary student loading, diminishing clearance and stop line.
The School Bus Safety Road-e-o emphasizes the following objectives:
• To motivate and reinforce the learning and implementation of good practices involved in superior job performance as a school bus driver.
• To recognize excellence and provide for demonstration of their skills and responsible performance of the demanding job of the school bus driver.
We had 32 drivers compete this year. Mark Siersma placed first with 443 out of 500 points. Steve Williams placed second with 424 out of 500 points and Chris Snyder placed third 414 out of 500 points. Siersma and Williams will represent the school system at the State Road-e-o in June at the State School Bus Safety Road-e-o.
TCSS officials congratulated all the drivers who participated.
“If you see one of these drivers, please congratulate them because they have proven to be some of Troup County’s best drivers,” said Deb Myers, TCSS public relations administrative assistant. “A very special thank you to all of the local business partners who sponsored this event.”