Do kids know what it takes to be a good bus driver? They aren’t aware of the specifics – the training, the testing, etc. But they do seem to understand that being a school bus driver is a tough job and that not just anyone is cut out for it.
Thomas McMahon, executive editor of School Bus Fleet Blog, was judging entries in the Children’s Choice School Bus Driver of the Year Essay Contest, which Thomas Built Buses conducts each year. Here are some of the comments from the essays:
“My driver has a really long day”
“He always does trivia questions to make us smarter”
” She will pray for you if you ask her”
“I have seen him help a lot of people, especially the elderly. He mows people’s grass with no charge and gives them vegetables from his garden”
“When she is driving, she is careful and she doesn’t have road rage, like me!” (written by an 11-year old)
“She makes sure we are super safe and do not become roadkill!”
“Mrs. Edy has never crashed the bus”
“One time I was having trouble with something. Ms. Julie waited till everyone got off the bus and allowed me to talk with her privately”
“My favorite part is not the candy or the handmade stuff. My favorite part is that he cares for me and all other people”
“She takes very good care of the bus. She tapes up the holes in the seats of the bus!”
“Mrs. Leslie is a great example. She shows us how to love others”
Looks like they know a good bus driver when they see one !!