School Buses Practice Test

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If you can see the entire area of the front bumper "danger zone" and the "danger zone" area to the left side and right side of the bus, this means that:

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Your outside left and right side crossover mirrors are properly adjusted if the entire area of the front bumper "danger zone" and the "danger zone" area to the sides of your bus are visible to your eyes. This also includes the service door and the front wheel area.

Why should the buses parked inline at the school be parked?

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Buses parked in line at the school should be parked so that no one can walk between buses.

Always make sure that you stop 15 to 50 feet prior to the nearest __________.

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Before crossing the railroad, make sure you stop 15 to 50 feet prior to the nearest rail of the nearest track. You may proceed when you are sure that there is no train coming.

Which is NOT true about backing the school bus?

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Backing a bus is strongly discouraged unless you have no choice and there is no other safe way to move your bus. First, third, and last choice are the procedures in a safe bus backing.

You should ________ if you cannot account for another student outside after loading student.

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After loading the bus and you cannot account for the students outside, you should secure the bus, go outside, and check around and underneath the bus.

These mirrors are mounted on both the left and right front corners of the bus.

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Crossover mirrors are mounted on both the left and right front of the bus.

Liza is about to get off the bus. She has to cross the road to go to a bakeshop before heading home. What should Liza do after leaving the bus?

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Liza should walk about 10 feet away from the side of the school bus where the driver can spot her.

The ________ helps the driver to see the top rear window in the top of the mirror and the movements of the students behind.

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The overhead inside rearview mirror helps the driver to see the top rear window in the top of the mirror and the movements of the students behind.

All of the following are true about handling a serious discipline problem with a student EXCEPT:

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If the situation is so serious that you cannot focus on driving, call the school administrator or the local police to come and assist the student off the bus.

What should you tell the student after arriving at each unloading stop along the route?

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Perform a safe stop at designated unloading areas and tell the student to remain seated until told to exit in a safe area.

Before you stop to load or unload students, you must:

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You should activate your warning lights (alternating flashing amber warning lights) before you stop to load or unload students.

When driving a school bus, an emergency can occur anytime and anywhere. When do you need to evacuate the bus if you encounter sudden emergencies?

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If you encounter any of the situations stated in the choices above, you should leave the school bus immediately.

You should back the bus immediately if you miss a student's unloading stop.

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False. You should NEVER back up to the stop if you miss a student's unloading stop unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.

You should position your bus on the right edge of the road when:

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When students are crossing the road, you should position the bus on the right edge of the road.

A driver must be authorized by a proper school official before _____________________.

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A school bus driver must receive authorization from the proper school district official before changing bust stop location.

You are driving a bus when suddenly the wind blew hard and you see heavy clouds approaching. What should you do to avoid a possible accident? Select all that apply.

Please select 3 correct answers

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When driving in high winds, you must drive with extra caution. You must have strong control of the steering wheel. Slow down to buffer the effect of the wind. Call your dispatcher to get more information about weather information. You may also predict the gustiness of the wind and plan for the next step.

You can stow things like lunch boxes and books in the aisle on a school bus.

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The aisle of the school bus must always be free of anything that may block the students from entering and exiting the bus. The driver should always ensure that the aisle of the bus is clear before driving.

Before moving the bus, you should:

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You should wait until the students are seated facing forward before moving the bus. You should also check all the mirrors if there is no one trying to catch the bus and if you cannot account for a student outside, secure the bus, the key, and check around and underneath the bus.

What should you do when you see this marking whether in active or passive railroad crossings?

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That is a pavement marking. School buses must remain behind this line while stopped at these crossings.

In a bus stop, while students are getting on the bus, you should make sure that the __________ is off.

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While students are getting on the bus, you should make sure that the ignition is off. Take the key if you need to leave the bus.

What should the students do when they reach the edge of the roadway?

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When students reach the edge of the roadway, they should stop and check all directions to make sure the roadway is clear and safe.

How many feet are the most dangerous zones on the sides of the school bus?

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The most dangerous zones are 10 feet from the front bumper, 10 feet behind the rear bumper, and 10 feet from the right and left side of the bus. The area to the left of the bus is always considered dangerous because of passing cars.

You allow the students to go toward the bus when:

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The bus should be stopped and the door should be opened before the students are allowed to go toward the bus.

Which light should you turn on when you are about to load a student in a dim area?

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When you are about to load a student in a dim area, you should turn on the dome light to help the student see as they board the school bus.

Why should the driver count the students while unloading?

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While unloading, the driver should count the students to confirm the location of all students before pulling away from the stop.

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