CDL Quiz 9

1. After deciding the type of evacuation that is necessary, the next step you must take is
Notifying the dispatch office of the evacuation
Dangle the radio microphone out of the driver window for later use
Securing the bus

2. By law, the warning lights must only be used when approaching a
Stop to load or unload students
Sharp turns
Busy intersection

3. At a railroad crossing, the bus is required to stop at the stop line. If there is no clearly marked stop line, what is the required minimum and maximum stopping distance?
No closer than 15 feet and no further than 50 feet, where you have the best view of the tracks
No closer than 15 feet and no further than 30 feet, where you have the best view of the tracks
No closer than 10 feet and no further than 40 feet, where you have the best view of the tracks

4. Anti-lock brakes
Shorten stopping distance
Keep your wheels from locking during hard brake application
Work only when you activate in-cab switch

5. When should you activate your alternating flashing amber warning lights?
Only if there’s immediate danger
300 to 500 feet before school bus stop
100 to 300 feet before school bus stop

6. When approaching the stop within the corporate limits of a town or city, you should activate alternating flashing amber lights within how many feet before the stop?
200-300 or approximately 5-10 seconds or in accordance with state law
500 or approximately 30 seconds
400 or approximately 20 seconds

7. The bus driver must accept responsibility for supervising and controlling students while on the bus route. Who is the person in charge?
Students on the bus
Bus driver
Parents of the students on the bus

8. Most states require school bus drivers to take a physical examination
Every 5 years
Every 3 years

9. What is the NEXT step after securing the bus when you have an unruly child on board?
Stand up and speak respectfully to the offender, if a change of setting is needed, have the student move to a seat near you
Unload the student at the next stop
Call school administrator or the police to remove the student

10. Out of all spaces around your bus the most important one is
On the side
To the rear
To the front

11. If the gate comes down as you start to cross the railroad highway crossing you should
Stop immediately and call your dispatcher
Back up until you are completely off the tracks
Drive through the gate

12. What is a passive Railroad Crossing?
railroad Crossing that does not have any type of traffic control device
Railroad Crossing that is no longer in use
Railroad Crossing that has a traffic control device installed at the crossing to regulate traffic

13. The properly adjusted outside left and right side CONVEX mirrors allow visibility in what area?
The area directly in front of the bus
The entire side of the bus up to the front tires at ground level, front of the rear tires touching the ground, and at least one traffic lane on either side of the bus
Front of the rear tires touching the ground, the entire side of the bus up to the mirror mounts, and at least one traffic lane on either side of the bus

14. Why is the proper adjustment and use of all mirrors so vital to the safe operation of the school bus?
In order to observe the danger zones around the bus and look for the students, traffic, and other objects in this area
In order to clear up blind spots around the bus
In order to observe the danger zones around the bus

15. Why is understanding the loading and unloading procedures so critical?
Because motorists ignore students walking to school
Because more students are killed while getting on and off a school bus each year
Because only high school students understand how to cross the road

16. When stopping for railroad tracks, you must stop no closer than how many feet before the nearest track?

17. You must be alert for road hazards so that
Accident reports will be accurate.
You will have time to plan your escape if the hazard becomes an emergency.
You can help impaired drivers.
Law enforcement personnel can be called.

18. When inspecting your bus, you must make sure that
Emergency exit handles are secure.
rider signalling devices are working.
Every handhold and railing is secure.
All of the above have been checked.

19. When you discharge an unruly passenger, you must choose a place that is
Dark and poorly lighted.
Off the regular route.
As safe as possible, or the next stop.
He next stop.

20. Which of these statements about speed management and braking is true?
The total stopping distance of a bus is the distance it takes to stop once the brakes are applied.
the posted speed limit will always allow you to stop safely.
Stopping time increases by one second for each 10 mph over 20 mph.
you need about four times as much stopping distance at 40 mph as at 20 mph.