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      SC bus operators gather for skills competition

      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Bus operators from across the state are scheduled to test their skills this weekend in Myrtle Beach.

      The 2014 Statewide Transit Bus Roadeo competition is set for Saturday in the parking lot of the former Waccamaw Pottery Outlet Park. It's sponsored by the Transportation Association of South Carolina, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

      The competition includes a written test and skill demonstrations on a timed driving course designed to test every phase of driving that a bus operator encounters under normal driving situations. The course has obstacles to test a driver's ability to negotiate turns, passenger stops and judgment problems.