Posted On Aug 23 2012
Each summer, the Cobb County School District’s Transportation Department encourages all 900+ bus drivers to compete in the annual Bus Road-e-o, a bus safety competition. Modeled around the state and international competitions, the Road-e-o challenges drivers to be the best in events such as pre-trip inspection, backing up, student pickup, and effective driving techniques. Cobb sends the top two county winners to the state event to take on 58 other bus drivers from across Georgia in the driving events, as well as taking a written test pertaining to Georgia and local laws and First Aid procedures.
Veteran bus driver Michael Graham, who transports students at Murdock Elementary, Dodgen Middle, and Walton High schools, took top honors for the Cobb Road-e-o for a second straight year, then went on to capture first place at the state Road-e-o competition! Mr. Graham’s state win qualified him for the International Safety Competition July 13-14 in Milwaukee, WI, in which he placed 10th of 48 competitive bus drivers from across the continent!
Mr. Graham has competed in the Cobb Bus Road-e-o for seven years, qualifying for state competition three times.