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NYSBCA School Bus Safety Competition

New York’s Best School Bus Drivers go head-to-head in Annual School Bus Safety Competition on May 20th in Rockland County

NEW YORKThe New York School Bus Contractors Association announced today that they are hosting their 46th Annual New York State School Bus Safety Competition at Rockland Lake State Park in Valley Cottage, N.Y., on Saturday May 20th, 2017.

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 AM and goes throughout the afternoon.  Driver’s test their skills with a variety of hands-on activities including, but 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 Safety Competition in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 15th & 16th.

 What: NYSBCA Annual School Bus Safety Competition

When: Saturday May 20th – 8 AM (Written exam), 9 AM – through 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


About:  The New York School Bus Contractors Association is an organization representing over one hundred 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:


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