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How should you drive if your ABS malfunctions?


a) Stop the bus immediately and call dispatch


b) Drive normally, but get the system serviced soon


c) Stop whatever you are doing and contact a service station


d) Immediately unload all passengers/students and wait for help

b) Drive normally, but get the system serviced soon

When crossing the railroad tracks, you should cross in a low gear and:


a) Downshift to a lower gear while crossing if not already in a low gear.


b) Do not change gears while crossing


c) Drive very slow


d) Shift to a higher gear to cross the tracks quickly

b) Do not change gears while crossing

At the crossing, stop no closer than ___ and not farther than 50 feet from the nearest rail, wherever you have the best view of the tracks


a) 10 feet


b) 15 feet


c) 25 feet


d) 30 feet

b) 15 feet

When approaching a railroad crossing, activate hazard lights (or right turn signal) approximately ___ before the crossing. Make sure your intentions are known.


a) 50 feet


b) 100 feet


c) 150 feet


d) 200 feet

d) 200 feet

What type of railroad crossing does not have any type of traffic control device?


a) Passive Crossings


b) Active Crossings


c) Flashing Red Light Signals


d) Gated Crossings

a) Passive Crossing

Where should students wait for the school bus as it approaches?


a) At least 10 feet from the school bus stop


b) In a designated area


c) In a group of three or more


d) There is no specific area for students to wait

b) In a designated area

What should you do if your bus stalls or is trapped on the tracks?


a) Contact 911 immediately


b) Call your dispatch


c) Get everyone out and off the tracks immediately


d) Try to "rock" the bus back and forth to free the bus

c) Get everyone out and off the tracks immediately

Outside left and right side flat mirrors should be properly adjusted so that you can see?


a) 100 feet or 4 bus lengths behind the bus


b) 200 feet or 4 bus lengths behind the bus


c) 300 feet or 3 bus lengths behind the bus


d) 400 feet or 2 bus lengths behind the bus

b) 200 feet or 4 bus lengths behind the bus

Lead students upwind of the bus at least 100 feet if there is a risk from spilled hazardous materials


a) True


b) False

a) True

The area to the left of the bus is always considered dangerous because of ?


a) Children running up to the bus


b) Passing cars


c) Right-of-way laws



b) Passing cars

You should never change the location of a bus stop without written approval from the appropriate school district official


a) True


b) False

a) True

If you are convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol you shall lose your school bus certificate for a period of not less than?


a) 1 year


b) 2 years


c) 3 years


d) 7 years

c) 3 years



When can a strobe light legally be used?


a) When the visibility is less than 500 feet


b) When the visibility is less than 400 feet


c) When the visibility is less than 300 feet


d) When the visibility is less than 250 feet

a) When the visibility is less than 500 feet

Headlamps on school buses should be on:


a) During hours of darkness


b) When passengers are on board


c) At all times when the vehicle is in motion


d) Both A and B

c) At all time when the vehicle is in motion

Agency responsible for adopting rules and regulations for the safe transportation of school buses:


a) DMV


b) CDE


c) CHP


d) DOJ

c) CHP

Motor carriers shall require each driver to demonstrate that the drive is capable of safely operating each different type of vehicle or vehicle combination with different controls, gauges, of different size or requiring different driving skills:


a) Before testing with CHP


b) Before driving the vehicle on the road unsupervised


c) Before the written CHP test


d) None of the above

b) Before driving the vehicle on the road unsupervised

The vehicle inspection approval certificate (CHP 292) indicates that your school bus was last inspected on 12/12/14, your bus will need to be reinspected no later than:


a) 12/12/15


b) 1/12/16


c) 1/12/15


d) Non of the above is correct

b) 1/12/16

Recapped and retreaded tires are not to be used on which axle of a school bus:


a) Steering


b) Drive


c) Both A and B


d) Never

a) Steering

A school bus designed to carry 16 passengers or more is what type of school bus:


a) Type II


b) Type A


c) Type I


d) Type B

c) Type I

A police officer can direct a motorist to violate a traffic sign or signal:


a) True


b) False

a) True

The one single factor that you as the driver have complete control over when entering a curve is:


a) Road traction


b) Lighting


c) Speed

b) Lighting

A driver of a school bus is not permitted to drive when his/her ability is adversely affected by:


a) Fatigue


b) Illness


c) Any other cause


d) All of the above

d) All of the above



A school bus driver must not drive after how many consecutive hours on-duty:


a) 15


b) 12


c) 16


d) 10

c) 16

Re-grooved tires are permitted on which axle of a school bus:


a) Steering


b) Drive


c) Both A and B


d) None of the above

d) None of the above



California hours of service regulate that your are not eligible to drive after having been on duty __ hours in 8 consecutive days:


a) 60


b) 70


c) 80


d) 90

c) 80

After a school bus driver has driven 10 hours during a 16 hour period, how many hours must the driver have off before reporting for duty?


a) 4


b) 6


c) 8


d) 12

c) 8

When adverse conditions occur, and a driver cannot complete a run in the maximum driving time, the driver may drive an additional ___ hours in order to reach the destination or place of safe refuge:


a) 4


b) 3


c) 2


d) None of the above

c) 2

School buses with 1-16 seats are required to have ___ first aid units


a) 10


b) 16


c) 24


d) 2

a) 10

School buses with 17-42 seats are required to have ___ first aid units


a) 10


b) 16


c) 24


d) 2

b) 16

School buses with 43 or more seats are required to have ___ first aid units


a) 10


b) 16


c) 24


d) 2

c) 24