Safety Competition

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The 47th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition will be held on July 16th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Please click here to download the 47th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition Handbook.

The event layout handbook is available here.

Competition Overview

Each year, NSTA hosts the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition.  This is one of the most important events in the industry, with the best school bus drivers from the U.S. and Canada competing for top honors and recognition.  The event begins with a written test, then contestants get behind the wheel of a bus to put their driving skills to the test. Compete in one of three categories (Conventional, Transit, or Small Bus). Drivers have the opportunity to demonstrate their professionalism, skill, and dedication to pupil transportation.  The event culminates with an Awards Banquet and Ceremony, where the winners of the competition are announced.

The School Bus Driver International Safety Competition began in 1971 as the National School Bus Safety Road-e-o, and continues to take place on an annual basis.  The competition provides positive media coverage for the safety and security of the school bus industry. 

Reminder:

For any contestant or contestants to be accepted for the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana July 15 and 16, the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) must receive information detailing the date and location of the state competition event as well as the public sector winner's highest score in each school bus class and the top private sector winner's highest score in each school bus class from that state competition event. Drivers cannot be approved for the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition on July 15 and 16 in Indianapolis, Indiana until this documentation is submitted.