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Albemarle School Bus Drivers Highlight Skills in "Roadeo"

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Albemarle County schools took the day off, and that gave bus drivers a chance to highlight their skills at a school bus "roadeo."

Veteran and new drivers alike competed in nine challenges including parallel parking, clearing tough corners and backing up.

The driver with the highest score will advance to a statewide competition in June.  The event is part of National School Bus Safety Week.

Wanda Maupin, an Albemarle County bus driver, said, "We do this stuff every day so it's a matter of are we doing it correctly every day? And if it's something that we don't do every day, can we do it if we need to?"

The bus drivers are asking for help from fellow drivers to keep students safe.  Always stop when you see the flashing red lights or the stop sign on the side of a bus.

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