Kern County school bus drivers participated in a driving obstacle course competition

Qualifiers are eligible for the state championship

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - For the first time in Kern County, dozens of local school bus drivers got the chance to show off their driving skills Saturday afternoon.

They competed in a training obstacle course with seven different events. 

Drivers had to parallel park and make several turns with obstacles. 

They also had to take a written test, to test their knowledge. 

The goal of the days event was to practice safe driving. 

The bus drivers said they used the local competition as a practice for their next course in Apple Valley. 

Those that qualified are eligible for the state championships. 

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