The Lower Merion School District Transportation Department recently fielded a team of eight drivers to compete in the 46th Annual Montgomery-Bucks School Bus Safety Competition at William Tennent High School where they performed exceedingly well, besting all other competing districts en route to capturing first place overall.
Commonly referred to as the "Road-eo," the competition challenges the knowledge and skills of drivers in a series of events focusing on student safety, driver professionalism and service excellence. The competing drivers began the day by testing their knowledge of state laws and safety regulations in a written exam before hitting the pavement to navigate their buses through 12 events full of twists, turns and obstacles.
Historically, LMSD has had great success in the competition and this year was no different. In addition to their overall team victory, five of the Lower Merion drivers qualified to participate in the State Competition, which will be held in State College, Pennsylvania in June. Congratulations to all of this year's competitors and best of luck in the State Competition!
- Bob Courtney - 3rd Place
- John Welsh - 7th Place
- Steven Hallman - 8th Place
- Kimberly Bringhurst - 9th Place
- Eric Carroll - 10th Place
- Beth McGowan - 19th Place
- Patricia Everett - Honorable Mention
- Maurice Willie - Honorable Mention