Defending champ wins MBTA bus 'Roadeo'

Posted: 10/12/12 at 4:35 pm EDT      Last Updated: 10/12/12 at 4:49 pm EDT

BOSTON (WHDH) -- The best of the best showed off their skills behind the wheel Friday in the annual “MBTA Bus Roadeo.”

Twelve drivers competed in the final round Friday morning. They navigated a tricky obstacle course.

The defending champion took home the title again this year and shared the secrets of success.

“Stay focused, relax. Don’t be in a hurry. Take your time. Safety is the first thing. Don’t be in a hurry, take your time. Check your mirrors at all times and everything should be okay,” said Willis Rose.

Rose is a 17-year veteran of the MBTA and has never had an accident.

This was his third “Roadeo” win.

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