Pattonville bus drivers Jim Dickerson, Regina Dunmire and Greg Zemblidge placed second as a team at the Missouri Association for Pupil Transportation Regional Safety Competition on May 7 at Affton High School. In the individual division, Zemblidge finished second overall and Dickerson earned third place. Bus driver Brenda Vitale also participated in the event. All four drivers will compete at the state school bus safety competition in Camdenton, Missouri, at the end of June.
Known as the School Bus Road-e-o, the event featured 10 driving skills and included a six-minute test on a bus to find six driving defects, and a written exam covering laws and regulations.
“They’ve been practicing for the past few weekends and have been learning a lot,” director of transportation Jim Troxel said. “By doing this event, they're really honing up on their knowledge skills and driving skills.”