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IAPT Mechanic Workshops; Technicians' Competition Information
38th Annual IAPT SCHOOL BUS SAFETY ROADEO will be held in East Peoria, Illinois on June 20th and 21st 2018.

We are going back to a two day Roadeo putting the Pre-Trip portion of the Roadeo inside on the Trade Show floor. (Not outside in the heat or rain) The drive portion of the Roadeo will be held in the parking lot adjacent to the 
Peoria Civic Center

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

Darla Dicken, IAPT Central Region Representative is the Roadeo Chair person.

Please contact her at

Please download the 2018 Events Packet for Technician and Roadeo Registration Information!

 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 TechnicianForm and the T-Shirt Order Form, complete and mail as instructed.  INDICATE YOU PAID ONLINE.


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: 

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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  Nancy Lahey,


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