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New York’s Best School Bus Drivers Compete in Annual School Bus Safety Competition

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The New York School Bus Contractors Association announced today that it is hosting its 47th Annual New York State School Bus Safety Competition at Rockland Lake State Park in Valley Cottage, New York, on Saturday May 19, 2018.

The NYSBCA’s annual School Bus Safety Competition is the largest and only statewide competition of its kind in New York state. More than 100 drivers from school districts and private school bus contractors will compete to be the best in their respective categories, including large (type C and D) buses to smaller (type A) vans.

The day begins with a comprehensive written exam on school bus safety at 8:15 a.m., and extends throughout the afternoon. Drivers test their skills with a variety of hands-on activities that include, but are not limited to: vehicle inspections, loading and unloading students, operating a school bus through various driving courses, managing railroad crossings and more.

The winners of the competition hosted by the New York School Bus Contractors Association will be eligible to compete in the National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) International School Bus Driver International Safety Competition on July 21-22 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

What:   NYSBCA Annual School Bus Safety Competition

When:  Saturday, May 19—8:15 a.m. (Written exam), 9 a.m.—throughout the afternoon (Field Competition)

Where: Rockland Lake State Park (Parking Field #4), 299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage, N.Y. 10989

Who:    More than 100 school bus drivers and top school bus safety experts from throughout New York state


The New York School Bus Contractors Association is an organization that represents over 100 school transportation companies, also known as school bus contractors. The industry transports more than half of all the children who ride a school bus to and from school each day. The Association’s primary mission is to promote safe, reliable and cost-effective student transportation services for New York’s school children. For more information, please visit: New York School Bus Contractors Association.

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