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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 4:52 pm 

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Bus Driver and Taxi Driver of the Year Presentation
Lincolnshire County Council
22 June 2004

The winner of the 5th annual Bus Driver of the Year will be presented with his prize at the Lincolnshire Show on Wednesday, 23 June 2004 at 3.00pm. This year the competition will include a School Taxi Driver of the Year as well.

The competition seeks to publicly acknowledge the valuable and responsible service school transport drivers provide to the pupils of Lincolnshire. A school transport driver is often an unsung hero and this initiative seeks to redress the balance. Apart from ensuring the safe negotiation of the county's roads, the drivers also have to be in firm but fair control of the children. This can mean being a social worker, a policeman, a politician, a diplomat, a judge & Jury, receiving confessions, a nurse, a music master and fashion expert, a sage and, of course, a comedian!

This year, for the first time, the competition has been incorporated into the Max Respect project which aims to promote, reward and encourage good behaviour from students on school transport.

Up to 230 nominations were received for 64 drivers, from pupils at 47 schools county-wide. The final seven of the nine drivers short-listed for glory attended a final competition day involving a written and a practical test, at Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Headquarters, Lincoln, from which two winners will be chosen - one for Bus Driver of the Year and the other for Taxi Driver of the Year. Operators represented in the final were Translinc, Grayscroft Coaches, Discount Cabs, T C Minicoaches, Dick Scamen Taxis and B J Private Hire.

Councillor Charles Ireland, Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council will present a commemorative plaque, a £50 gift voucher and details of a VIP day out for two at RAF Cranwell to the winners, Christopher Schooley from B J Private Hire and Gary Jacobs from Translinc.

Councillor Dick Edginton, the County Council's Executive Member for Highways & Planning, said: "It is very important that we support our drivers in this way.; Their hard work and commitment often goes unnoticed and all nominated drivers should be duly proud of their achievement. A big thank you to all the schools and pupils who took the time out to nominate their drivers."

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Hooray, at last some good news about someone being rewarded for doing a bloody good job. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


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