Aylmer continues ‘Roadeo’ winning streak

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:47 AM.

“It could be anything, like a missing lug nut,” Aylmer said. “But you have to find them in just seven minutes.

“But is also part of your daily habits, what you should be doing for a public transportation organization like ours.”

In each category there is also a 25-question written exam and drivers must also be able to properly secure a wheelchair to van for transport in seven minutes – from greeting the rider, asking questions about their destination to securing the wheelchair.

The driving test in the Van Category is no less intense.

“The most pressure is once you get out on the course and it is going through your mind everything you need to remember,” Aylmer said.

There is a course of tennis balls and cones on which the driver must navigate the wheels of the van between the tennis balls – no farther apart than six inches – while ensuring no cones are touched.

“Everything has to be precise,” Aylmer said.

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