The main focus of a School Bus Roadeo is SAFETY.
The more training and practice a driver has the safer he or she will be.
At the Roadeo drivers compete against each other using their skills in precision driving. Each event is either timed or measured to determine the score. The events consist of an obstacle course which includes backing, parallel parking, student loading/unloading, right and left hand turns, and written exams on rules and regulations and vehicle inspection
Roadeo is a great skill builder that is beneficial to the drivers, the company, school district and the students that ride the bus.
From the CASTO State Roadeo Chair:
Welcome Roadeo Fans... Hope your new year is off to a good start. The roadeo committee is ready for a great year of competition. We have our venues all set. Irwindale for Southern and Galt for Northern. We do have a couple new faces on the committee that you will get to know. We are ready... all we need is you.
Drivers, we have all heard that practice makes perfect. Practicing in your yard is good to do as it helps you hone your skills, however, practice in the moment is better. Attend your local roadeos! You meet new people, get to practice, improve your skills and find a pride and honor of doing the job better and safer for our students.
Make sure you study the roadeo layout guide and read the roadeo handbook. Understand the time limits, rules and basics. Study your Commercial Handbook and California Handbook. Study the Vehicle Code and any other information you can find...Knowledge is Power... Safety is Free... Use it Generously! Thanks Class #259.
Let’s have an amazing roadeo year full of friendly competition, positive attitudes, respectful comradery with our fellow competitors and may the best drivers win!
State Vice Chairperson
Past State Chairperson
Registrar & Comptroller
Start Line Coordinator
Jay Patten | Right Turn
Jennifer Moren | Student Loading/WC Student Loading
Debbie Barker | Left Turn
Sandy Dillman | Stop Line Double Crossover
Barbara Hicks | Offset Alley
Cynthia Zwartjes | Back Up Stall