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IAPT Bus Safety Roadeo and Safety Poster Contest
39th Annual IAPT SCHOOL BUS SAFETY ROADEO will be held in East Peoria, Illinois on June 20, 2019 at the Embassy Suites.

The Annual School Bus Safety Roadeo is an opportunity for drivers from throughout the State of Illinois to test their knowledge and skills against other drivers. School bus laws and procedures as well as behind the wheel skills are tested. The drivers competing are offered workshops to enhance their skills. The Illinois winner is sponsored by the Illinois Association for Pupil Transportation to compete at the national level.

Contestants for this event must meet the following criteria:

1.  Must hold a current school bus permit

2.  Must be actively employed

3.  Must not have had a chargeable school bus accident during the past year

The number of contestants is limited to 60. Plaques 
AND CASH PRIZES are presented to the first ($100), second ($75), and third ($50) place winners along with a plaque for the "Rookie" driver of the year as well as to the district they represent. The Annual Roadeo Awards Dinner will be the evening of the event.  For questions regarding the roadeo, email Darla Dicken, IAPT  Roadeo Chair, at Darla Dicken -


 If you wish to pay for your Roadeo Registration and/or your Roadeo T-Shirt online, click the payment buttons here.  You will still need to download the Registration Form and the T-Shirt Order Form, complete and mail as instructed.  INDICATE YOU PAID ONLINE.

Roadeo Registration is included in the Events Packet

2019 Events Packet

Roadeo Registration Fees:

    Roadeo Fees

    To order a Roadeo T-Shirt      Small - XL 

    Mechanic's Workshop and IL SB Technician Training & Skills Competition 

    Registration Fee: $140.00

    Mechanic's T-Shirt   Small - XL 



    2015  AWARDS CEREMONY in Springfield, Illinois

    Check out this link for some great coverage of the event on Channel 20

    Each year IAPT joins together with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office to sponsor the School Bus Safety Poster Contest. School children of all ages throughout the state follow the particular theme for each year and through school support and direction, they draw posters depicting the year's school bus safety theme. Illinois posters are submitted to IAPT for judging during the Joint Conference Trade Show in June and then winners of each category are taken to the National Conference for judging. Winning national posters are announced at the National Conference each year.
    If you need more information about the Annual Safety Poster Contest, contact  Angela Langley at

          Poster Contest Guidelines

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