June 12, 2007

Champion school bus drivers will represent Ontario in international competition this summer


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Hamilton, Ontario – The top two school bus drivers in last weekend’s Ontario School Bus Safe Driving Championship in Hamilton, Ontario will represent the province in the International Safe Driving Championship in Boston, Massachusetts this July.

The annual competition involved 79 participants in written and driving tests, in both 20- and 72-passenger categories. Participants were initially selected through local one-off competitions within their own companies before competing in the provincial championship.

Abdur Muhammad of Stock Transportation’s Scarborough branch won the 20-passenger category, while Adam Koziol of Laidlaw Education Services’ Mississauga branch took the 72-passenger category. Koziol was also presented with the event’s most coveted award, the Minister of Transportation’s Trophy. Laidlaw Educational Services also won the Esprit de Corps Trophy, awarded to the team with the most points.

Every day, 18,000 school buses in Ontario travel 2 million kilometres, carrying 800,000 students.

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