DMV PA - CDL School Bus Endorsement Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Multiple Choice Test Questions (and answers,) for the School Bus Endorsement portion of the Commercial Drivers License Exam of Pennsylvania.
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  1. 1. A school bus is "every motor vehicle used for the transportation of children to or from school or school activities."

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  2. 2. It doesn't matter if school bus drivers know current laws and regulations and keep abreast of any changes.

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  3. 3. School bus drivers must have a commercial driver's license and:

    a. Passenger and combination vehicle endorsements.
    b. School bus and passenger endorsements.
    c. Air brake and tank endorsements.
    b. School bus and passenger endorsements.
  4. 4. Maximum time in transit: No pupil shall be allowed to remain in transit to and from school for:

    a. More than one hour round trip.
    b. More than two hours round trip.
    c. More than three hours round trip.
    c. More than three hours round trip.
  5. 5. Can a school bus transport more pupils than indicated by the manufacturer's rated capacity for the bus?

    a. Yes
    b. No
    b. No
  6. 6. Inspection of buses are made one or more times a year in order to determine whether the school bus can be used to safely transport school children.

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  7. 7. Each state board of education is charged with the primary responsibility of rules and regulations regarding pupil transportation.

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  8. 8. A school bus driver doesn't have to wear a seat belt at all times.

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  9. 9. Only some school bus drivers are required to participate in in-service training programs.

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  10. 10. Who makes the final decision to determine when weather conditions make the roads unsafe to travel?

    a. The School Administrator
    b. The School Teacher
    c. The School Bus Driver
    c. The School Bus Driver
  11. 11. What is one of the more dangerous procedures a school bus driver must undertake?

    a. Driving in traffic.
    b. Loading and unloading.
    c. Driving in the rain.
    b. Loading and unloading.
  12. 12. When approaching a school bus stop you should activate your overhead amber lights how far from the bus stop?

    a. 100/150 ft.
    b. 200 ft.
    c. 300 ft.
    c. 300 ft.
  13. 13. Immediately after stopping you should:

    a. Open entrance door slightly to activate the stop arms and overhead red warning lights.
    b. Tell the children to stand back until you are ready for them to load.
    c. Get the children onto the bus as quickly as possible.
    a. Open entrance door slightly to activate the stop arms and overhead red warning lights.
  14. 14. Always unload on the right outside lane if on a multi-lane road.

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  15. 15. Pupils must walk at least how many feet in front of a school bus to cross the road?

    a. 8 ft.
    b. 10 ft.
    c. 12 ft.
    c. 10 ft.
  16. 16. Before crossing any highway-rail crossing in a school bus, be sure the bus has enough containment to completely clear the railroad tracks. As as general rule how much space is considered an acceptable amount of containment for a school bus?

    a. The length of the bus plus 25 feet.
    b. The length of the bus plus 15 feet.
    c. The length of the bus plus 10 feet.
    b. The length of the bus plus 15 feet.
  17. 17. Why should a post-trip inspection be performed?

    a. To check for sleeping students or articles left on the bus.
    b. To check for mechanical/damage or vandalism to the bus.
    c. Any of the above.
    c. Any of the above.
  18. 18. The properly adjusted outside left and right side convex mirrors allow visibility in what area?

    a. The entire side of the bus up to the front tires at ground level, in front of the rear tires touching the ground, and at least one traffic lane on either side of the bus.
    b. The area directly in front of the bus.
    c. 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.
    c. 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.
  19. 19. What is the value of the overhead inside rearview mirror?

    a. It is used to monitor passenger activity inside the bus.
    b. It is used to monitor the driver's appearance.
    c. It is used to provide visibility directly in back of the bus.
    a. It is used to monitor passenger activity inside the bus.
  20. 20. What is an example of a mandatory evacuation?

    a. There is no radio communication with base.
    b. There are community adults on the scene.
    c. The bus is stalled on or adjacent to a railroad highway crossing.
    c. The bus is stalled on or adjacent to a railroad highway crossing.
  21. 21. When should you activate your alternating flashing amber warning lamps?

    a. Activate alternating flashing amber warning lamps 100/150 to 300 feet before the school bus stop.
    b. Activate alternating flashing amber warning lamps 300 to 500 feet before the school bus stop.
    c. None of the above.
    a. Activate alternating flashing amber warning lamps 100/150 to 300 feet before the school bus stop.
  22. 22. At a railroad crossing, the bus is required to stop at the stop line or, if there is no clearly marked stop line, what is the required minimum and maximum stopping distance?

    a. No closer than 15 feet and no farther than 30 feet, where you have the best view of the tracks.
    b. No closer than 10 feet and no farther than 40 feet, where you have the best view of the tracks.
    c. No closer than 15 feet and no farther than 50 feet from the nearest rail, where you have the best view of the tracks.
    c. No closer than 15 feet and no farther than 50 feet from the nearest rail, where you have the best view of the tracks.
  23. 23. Why is proper adjustment and use of all mirrors so vital to the safe operation of the school bus?

    a. In order to observe the danger zone around the bus.
    b. In order to clear up blind spots around the bus.
    c. In order to observe the danger zone around the bus and look for students, traffic, and other objects in this area.
    c. In order to observe the danger zone around the bus and look for students, traffic, and other objects in this area.
  24. 24. Where does the properly adjusted outside left and right side flat mirror enable visibility?

    a. Along the sides of the bus and the rear tires touching the ground.
    b. 200 feet or 2 bus lengths behind the bus.
    c. Along the sides of the bus, 200 feet or 4 bus lengths behind the bus, and the rear tires touching the ground.
    c. Along the sides of the bus, 200 feet or 4 bus lengths behind the bus, and the rear tires touching the ground.
  25. 25. Where are children found to be in the most danger outside of the school bus?

    a. The area to the left of the bus because of passing vehicles.
    b. The front and rear areas of the bus.
    c. Anywhere outside the bus defined as the danger zone.
    c. Anywhere outside the bus defined as the danger zone.
  26. 26. What do the outside left and right side cross view mirrors do?

    a. They are used to see the "danger zone" area directly in front of the bus.
    b. Presents a view of people and objects that does not accurately reflect their size and distance from the bus.
    c. All of the above.
    c. All of the above.
  27. 27. Who should make the final decision that it is safe to proceed across a passive crossing?

    a. The School Bus Driver.
    b. The Dispatcher.
    c. None of the above.
    a. The School Bus Driver.
  28. 28. All mirrors should be viewed in what manner?

    a. Simultaneously every 4 seconds.
    b. In a logical sequence checking traffic and passengers every 5 seconds.
    c. In a logical sequence to insure that a child or object is not in any of the danger zones.
    c. In a logical sequence to insure that a child or object is not in any of the danger zones.
  29. 29. Where are blind spots on the bus?

    a. In the rear of the bus and could extend up to 400 feet depending on the width of the bus.
    b. Immediately below and in front of each mirror and directly in back of the rear bumper.
    c. Both a & b above.
    c. Both a & b above.
  30. 30. Why is understanding the loading or unloading procedure so critical?

    a. Because only high school students understand how to cross the road.
    b. Because more students are killed while getting on or off a school bus each year.
    c. Because motorists ignore students walking to school.
    b. Because more students are killed while getting on or off a school bus each year.
  31. 31. What should you do if you have lost ABS control at one or more wheels?

    a. Call dispatch to report the problem.
    b. Drive normally because you still have regular brakes but have system serviced soon.
    c. Drive faster so your ABS yellow malfunction lamp will go out.
    b. Drive normally because you still have regular brakes but have system serviced soon.
  32. 32. How far should students exit the bus and walk to?

    a. The distance it takes to clear the danger zone.
    b. At least 10 feet away from the side of the bus.
    c. At least 8 feet away from the side of the bus.
    b. At least 10 feet away from the side of the bus.
  33. 33. What is a passive Railroad Crossing?

    a. A Railroad Crossing that is no longer in use.
    b. A Railroad Crossing that does not have any type of traffic control device.
    c. A Railroad Crossing that has a traffic control device installed at the crossing to regulate traffic.
    b. A Railroad Crossing that does not have any type of traffic control device.
  34. 34. If the driver is evacuating the bus due to a stall or entrapment on railroad tracks what is the appropriate course of action?

    a. Get everyone out of the bus and off the tracks immediately.
    b. Move everyone from the bus at an angle away, which is both away from the tracks and toward the approaching train.
    c. All of the above.
    c. All of the above.
  35. 35. How should you brake in a bus with ABS Brakes?

    a. Pump the brakes in an emergency situation.
    b. Apply the brakes, as usual.
    c. Apply the brakes and back off the brakes prior to the final brake, to stop.
    b. Apply the brakes, as usual.
  36. 36. Which of the following items are prohibited on a school bus?

    a. guns;
    b. large class projects;
    c. both a & b above.
    c. both a & b above.
  37. 37. How often should you check your mirrors?

    a. only before each trip;
    b. every 5-8 seconds;
    c. every 12-15 seconds;
    c. every 12-15 seconds;
  38. 38. How far ahead should you look while driving?

    a. 6 - 8 seconds;
    b. 12 - 15 seconds;
    c. 18 - 20 seconds;
    b. 12 - 15 seconds;
  39. 39. What school bus accidents must be reported?

    a. none
    b. only if there is injury
    c. all
    c. all
  40. 40. Pupils must walk at least how many feet in front of a school bus to cross the road?

    a. 8 ft
    b. 10 ft
    c. 12 ft
    b. 10 ft
  41. 41. A school bus driver doesn't have to wear a seat belt while loading or unloading students.

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  42. 42. When approaching a school bus stop you should activate your overhead amber lights how far from the bus stop?

    a. 100/150 ft
    b. 200 ft
    c. 300 ft
    c. 300 ft
  43. 43. Only some school bus drivers are required to participate in In-service training programs.

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  44. 44. Inspection of buses are made one or more times a year in order to determine whether the school bus can be used to safely transport school children.

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  45. 45. School bus drivers must have a commercial driver's license and:

    a. passenger and combination vehicle endorsements.
    b. school bus and passenger endorsements.
    c. air brake and tank endorsements.
    b. school bus and passenger endorsements.
  46. 46. What is the most important reason for doing a school bus inspection?

    a. To give the mechanic something to do.
    b. To assist the principal with their reports.
    c. For safety/required by Federal, State and local laws.
    c. For safety/required by Federal, State and local laws.
  47. 47. Each state board of education is charged with the primary responsibility of rules and regulations regarding pupil transportation.

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  48. 48. What is the definition for reaction distance?

    a. The distance the driver travels before they realize there is a discipline problem.
    b. The distance they travel after applying the brakes.
    c. The distance traveled while moving their foot from the accelerator to the brake pedal.
    c. The distance traveled while moving their foot from the accelerator to the brake pedal.
  49. 49. Immediately after stopping you should:

    a. Tell the children to stand back until you are ready for them to load.
    b. Open entrance door slightly to activate the stop arms and overhead red warning lights.
    c. Get the children onto the bus as quickly as possible.
    b. Open entrance door slightly to activate the stop arms and overhead red warning lights.
  50. 50. In addition to checking for spare electrical fuses, three red reflective triangles, and a properly charged and rated fire extinguisher, school bus drivers must also inspect the following emergency equipment:

    a. Three red burning flares, safety belts in all seats.
    b. Three flares of any type and alcohol.
    c. Three red burning flares, a nine-item first-aid kit.
    c. Three red burning flares, a nine-item first-aid kit.
  51. 51. Make sure that emergency bus doors, roof hatches or push out windows used for emergency evacuation are not damaged and operate smoothly and close securely.

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  52. 52. A battery/box check is important. The battery must be secure, connections must be tight and cell caps must be present. In addition these items should be checked:

    a. Battery connections should show signs of excessive wear.
    b. Battery connections should not show signs of excessive corrosion, but the battery box and cover or door is unimportant.
    c. Battery connections should not show signs of excessive corrosion and the battery box and cover or door should not be damaged and should be secure.
    c. Battery connections should not show signs of excessive corrosion and the battery box and cover or door should not be damaged and should be secure.
  53. 53. When checking a handicap lift the things that you should look for are:

    a. Leaking, damaged or missing wheel chairs.
    b. Leaking, damaged, or missing parts and explain how lift should be checked for correct operation. Lift must be fully retracted and latched.
    c. Leaking, damaged, or missing parts and explain how lift should be checked for correct operation. Lift must be 25 percent retracted and latched.
    b. Leaking, damaged, or missing parts and explain how lift should be checked for correct operation. Lift must be fully retracted and latched.
  54. 54. Check that the entry door is not damaged and:

    a. Operates smoothly and closes securely from the outside.
    b. Operates smoothly and closes securely from the inside.
    c. Operates smoothly and closes securely from a remote location.
    b. Operates smoothly and closes securely from the inside.
  55. 55. A school bus driver must also check the alternately flashing amber lights indicator, if equipped, and the alternately flashing red lights indicator and the strobe light indicator, if also equipped.

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  56. 56. On a two-way street or highway, only vehicles moving in the same direction as the school bus must stop for a legally stopped school bus displaying red loading lights and stop signal arm.

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  57. 57. When vehicles are traveling in the same direction as a legally stopped school bus displaying red loading lights and extended stop arm, they do not have to stop if the street or highway is a four-lane which is divided by an unpaved (grassy) median at lest five-feet wide.

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  58. 58. When vehicles are traveling in the same direction as a school bus displaying red loading lights and extended stop arm, they must stop if the street or highway is a four-lane which is divided by a raised median.

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  59. 59. Vehicles must remain stopped until all red loading lights have been turned off.

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  60. 60. When vehicles are traveling in the same direction as a school bus displaying its yellow warning lights that has not yet come to a complete stop, they must stop if the street or highway is a four-lane which is divided by an unpaved (grassy) median at least five-feet wide.

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  61. 61. The maximum speed for a school bus transporting Pupils is:

    a. 65 MPH
    b. 60 MPH
    c. 55 MPH
    d. 50 MPH
    c. 55 MPH
  62. 62. A driver shall not drive when his/her ability to operate a vehicle safely is adversely affected by:

    a. Fatigue
    b. Illness
    c. Any other cause
    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  63. 63. At a minimum, school buses shall carry one or two fire extinguishers having an aggregate rating of not less than:

    a. 4 BC
    b. 6 BC
    c. 8 BC
    d. 10 BC
    c. 8 BC
  64. 64. A school bus driver shall not allow the transportation of:

    a. Alcoholic beverages
    b. Food
    c. Soft Drinks
    d. All of the above
    a. Alcoholic beverages
  65. 65. Weapons and other hazardous materials may not be carried on a school bus except:

    a. Loaded and/or concealed firearms carried by a peace or special police officer or persons with a weapons permit.
    b. Starter pistols not capable of expelling a projectile.
    c. Oxygen medically prescribed.
    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  66. 66. Smoking is permitted in a school bus when:

    a. No pupil is aboard
    b. No adults are present
    c. When requested by a parent
    d. Never
    d. Never
  67. 67. A school bus shall not be put in motion until:

    a. All passengers are seated
    b. The doors are closed
    c. Headlamps are lighted
    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  68. 68. When warning devices are placed on a two-lane highway because of a disabled vehicle, place reflectors:

    a. 10 feet, 100 feet and 200 feet to the rear
    b. 100 feet in front, 10 feet and 500 feet to the rear
    c. 10 feet front or rear, 100 feet in front, and 200 feet to the rear
    d. 10 feet front or rear, 100 feet in front, and 100 feet to the rear
    d. 10 feet front or rear, 100 feet in front, and 100 feet to the rear
  69. 69. The driver of a school bus shall operate the flashing red signal (cross-over) Lamps:

    a. At time when children (12th grade or below) are loading or unloading and crossing the highway upon which the school bus is stopped
    b. When escorting pupils who attend an elementary school
    c. At all times when loading or unloading students unless the stop is exempt from the use of red-lights
    d. None of the above
    c. At all times when loading or unloading students unless the stop is exempt from the use of red-lights
  70. 70. At the completion of the driver's work or tour of duty, each driver shall:

    a. Submit a daily written report indicating the condition of the vehicle.
    b. Submit a written report if any repairs are deemed necessary.
    c. Both A and B.
    d. None of the above.
    c. Both A and B.
  71. 71. The driver of a school bus shall not drive more than __ hours within a work period or drive after __ consecutive hours have elapsed since first reporting for duty:

    a. 8/12
    b. 10/16
    c. 12/15
    d. 14/18
    b. 10/16
  72. 72. When a pupil is aboard the driver of a school bus shall not leave the driver's compartment without first:

    a. Stopping the engine and effectively setting the parking brakes.
    b. Removing the ignition keys, which shall remain in the driver's possession.
    c. Placing the transmission in first, reverse, park or neutral for automatic transmissions that do not have a park position.
    d. All of the above.
    d. All of the above.
  73. 73. If a school bus is disabled off the roadway but within 10 feet, flares should be placed:

    a. 100 feet to the front, 10 feet to the rear, 100 feet to the rear
    b. 10 feet to the rear: 100 feet to the rear: 200 feet to the rear
    c. 10 feet to the front: 100 feet to the rear: 200 feet to the rear
    d. 10 feet to the rear: 100 feet to the rear: 100 to 500 feet to the rear
    b. 10 feet to the rear: 100 feet to the rear: 200 feet to the rear
  74. 74. When can strobe lights 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
  75. 75. During hours of darkness the driver shall ensure that the interior of the bus is sufficiently lighted:

    a. At all times with passengers aboard
    b. When passengers enter and exit the bus
    c. When the driver observes any hanky panky
    d. To accomodate the passengers as long as the light does not interfere with the driver's vision
    b. When passengers enter and exit the bus
  76. 76. A defensive driver's visual lead-time may need to be _________ due to an increase in speed.

    a. Decreased
    b. Increased
    c. Remains the same
    d. None of the above
    b. Increased
  77. 77. What adjustments does a defensive driver need to make due to adverse weather conditions:

    a. Perception
    b. Conditioned response
    c. Driving skills
    d. Attitude
    c. Driving skills
  78. 78. Tires on school bus shall not be used due to the following conditions:

    a. Unrepaired fabric breaks
    b. Exposed or damaged cords
    c. Bumps, bulges or knots due to internal separation
    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  79. 79. When approaching an intersection at the same time as another driver, when should you proceed through the intersection?

    a. After stopping
    b. When it is safe to proceed
    c. The driver on the left has the right of way
    d. The driver on the right has the right of way
    b. When it is safe to proceed
  80. 80. A driver of a school bus or other commercial motor vehicle is required to manually turn off the vehicle upon arriving at a school and when operating within ___ feet of a school is prohibited from idling.

    a. 50 feet
    b. 100 feet
    c. 150 feet
    d. 200 feet
    b. 100 feet
  81. 81. There are two factors in defensive driving in preventing a driver and the vehicle from becoming involved in collisions. They are reaction time and:

    a. Braking distance
    b. Perception
    c. Visual lead time
    d. Conditioned response
    a. Braking distance
  82. 82. When driving downhill, the driver of a school bus should do all of the following except:

    a. Select a safe speed and the appropriate gear.
    b. Use proper braking techniques to maintain a safe speed.
    c. Put the vehicle in neutral to save on fuel.
    d. Know escape ramp locations on your route.
    c. Put the vehicle in neutral to save on fuel.
  83. 83. If you are transporting a mentally and/or physically handicapped child on your bus, it is best to:

    a. Verbally communicate this information to all of the children on your bus so that they understand the nature of his/her disability.
    b. Verbally communicate this information to a select few student "helpers" so that they can assist you in transporting the child.
    c. Keep this information confidential.
    d. Do nothing, its not your problem.
    c. Keep this information confidential.
  84. 84. When resuming from a stopped position, you must ________ to deactivate the flashing red lights.

    a. Shift the transmission out of neutral
    b. Close the front door
    c. Place your foot on the Accelerator Pedal
    d. Place your foot on the Brake Pedal
    b. Close the front door
  85. 85. Pennsylvania's State Law which dictates that school buses must activate their amber warning lights at least 150 feet from a bus stop applies nationwide; True or False?

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False; In some states its 100 feet.
  86. 86. What should you do if a student is having a seizure?

    a. Put a soft object in their mouth
    b. Hold them down tightly so they don't hit someone or something
    c. Sit them upright in a seat
    d. Guide their arms through their movements to reduce injuries
    d. Guide their arms through their movements to reduce injuries
  87. 87. Who has the right-of-way at an unmarked intersection?

    a. Pedestrians at all times
    b. Pedestrians, only if they are already in the street
    c. Motorists at all times, because they cannot stop quickly
    d. Motorists, if they are not making a left turn
    a. Pedestrians at all times
  88. 88. Which of the following is not required to stop for a school bus when the red flashing lights are activated?

    a. A car traveling in the same direction on a four lane divided highway
    b. An ambulance on an undivided highway
    c. A car traveling in the opposite direction on a road with a singing divider*
    d. A car traveling in the opposite direction on a road with a median barrier

    *= A singing divider wakes you up when you doze off and veer off the shoulder of the road by "singing" to you.
    d. A car traveling in the opposite direction on a road with a median barrier
  89. 89. Which of the following lists are part of the safety team?

    a. Bus driver, teacher, instructor
    b. Transportation supervisor, mechanic, police
    c. Bus driver, principal, parents, school board
    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  90. 90. Kindergarten/elementary students are most likely to:

    a. Be very concerned with personal dignity and image
    b. Be sensitive to adult criticism
    c. Gossip frequently
    d. Resent authority
    b. Be sensitive to adult criticism
  91. 91. Driving at night:

    a. Is never as safe as daylight driving
    b. Is safe under normal weather conditions
    c. With special precautions can be as safe as daylight driving
    d. Is just as safe as daylight driving
    a. Is never as safe as daylight driving
  92. 92. The two recommended bus steering methods are "hand-over-hand" and the:

    a. Turn and release method
    b. Spoke and rim method
    c. Arcing and sliding method
    d. Push-pull method
    d. Push-pull method
  93. 93. When placing reflectors to warn motorists of a disabled school bus, the first one goes 10 feet behind the bus, and the second one goes 100-500 feet to the rear of the bus. The third reflector goes:

    a. At least 500 feet behind the bus
    b. At least 1,000 feet behind the bus
    c. At least 100 feet in front of the bus
    d. At least 500 feet in front of the bus
    c. At least 100 feet in front of the bus
  94. 94. When is it best to check the oil level?

    a. While the engine is running
    b. Just after the engine is stopped
    c. When the engine is cold
    d. Once a year
    c. When the engine is cold
  95. 95. Following a school bus crash, a passing motorist offers to transport several students. You should never allow the students to go with the motorist:

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  96. 96. The Pennsylvania School Bus Driver's Physical Examination Certificate is valid for 4 years:

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False; It is only good for 1 year.
  97. 97. School bus drivers are always required to perform a pre-trip inspection of the bus before driving:

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  98. 98. When stopped at a corner and waiting to turn left across an oncoming lane of traffic, the front wheels of the bus should be pointed slightly left:

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  99. 99. The CDL learner's permit is valid for 1 year:

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  100. 100. The federal government is responsible for providing services for special education programs:

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False; State government is responsible.
  101. 101. Your following distance behind the vehicle ahead of your bus, on a good road, should be at least the distance the bus travels in 4 seconds:

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True; However, for some bus companies (like First Student for example,) Your following distance should be 6 seconds.
  102. 102. When starting an empty bus on a slippery road, it is best to use second gear and let the clutch pedal up slowly:

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  103. 103. State law requires that all school buses be equipped with a seat belt for the driver:

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  104. 104. Under School Code, who is responsible for the discipline of school bus passengers?

    a. Bus driver
    b. Bus supervisor
    c. School principal
    d. Parents
    c. School principal; Remember, this is the "actual" discipline that is being addressed in this question.
  105. 105. The amber lights of the school bus 8-way lights must be activated at least how far from a school bus stop when picking up passengers?

    a. 50 feet
    b. 100 feet
    c. 150 feet
    d. 500 feet
    c. 150 feet; Remember that Pennsylvania State Law dictates that the amber lights be activated 150 feet from a school bus stop, and not 100 feet like in some (if not all) other states.
  106. 106. Most fatal school bus crashes occur:

    a. At intersections
    b. On school property
    c. At designated loading/unloading areas
    d. On divided highways
    c. At designated loading/unloading areas; The term "crash" is not exclusively defined in this context as a collision between a school bus and another vehicle.
  107. 107. Emergency vehicles (fire engines, ambulances, and police cars) must obey the red flashing lights of a school bus:

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  108. 108. Crash records show that the most dangerous part of the trip to school for students is:

    a. Coming out of the house
    b. Outside the bus before getting on and after getting off the bus
    c. Riding on the bus
    d. Going into the school
    b. Outside the bus before getting on and after getting off the bus; Notice how the term "Crash" is used again...
  109. 109. If you must turn your bus around at a loading zone, always unload your passengers before making the turnaround, and always load them after making the turn-around so you will have increased visibility:

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  110. 110. When the right wheels of the bus get off the pavement, what is the correct way to get them back on?

    a. Slow down and then gradually turn the front wheels to the left
    b. Slow down and then turn the front wheels sharply to the left
    c. Continue at present speed and turn the front wheels sharply to the left
    d. Continue at present speed and gradually turn the front wheels to the left
    a. Slow down and then gradually turn the front wheels to the left
  111. 111. A school bus must stop how far back from a railroad grade crossing?

    a. 10 to 12 feet
    b. 25 feet
    c. 15 to 50 feet
    d. 40 feet
    c. 15 to 50 feet
  112. 112. The best eyes are only ___ efficient at night:

    a. 65%
    b. 95%
    c. 75%
    d. 50%
    c. 75%
  113. 113. In what month(s) must evacuation drill(s) be conducted?

    a. September only
    b. September and January
    c. September and March
    d. December and April
    b. September and January
  114. 114. When notifying authorities of an emergency, the three "W's" are:

    a. Why, When, Who
    b. Where, What, Who
    c. When, Where, Why
    d. Who, When, Why
    b. Where, What, Who
  115. 115. If the fire extinguisher on the bus is to be used, how long will it last?

    a. 2 minutes
    b. 5 minutes
    c. 8 seconds
    d. 6 minutes
    c. 8 seconds
  116. 116. When stopped at a corner waiting to turn left across an oncoming lane of traffic, the front wheels of the bus should be pointed:

    a. Hard left
    b. Slightly left
    c. Straight ahead
    d. Slightly to the right
    c. Straight ahead
  117. 117. What lights should the bus driver turn on when the bus is stopped to load students?

    a. Steady red lights
    b. Flashing red lights
    c. Steady amber (yellow) lights
    d. Flashing amber (yellow) lights
    b. Flashing red lights
  118. 118. Your following distance behind the vehicle ahead of your bus, on a good road, should be at least:

    a. 100 feet
    b. 500 feet
    c. The distance the bus travels in 1 second
    d. The distance the bus travels in 4 seconds
    d. The distance the bus travels in 4 seconds
  119. 119. The chief reason for maintaining the correct air pressure in all tires at all times is to:

    a. Make the bus easier to control
    b. Make smoother riding
    c. Keep the bus from swaying when brakes are applied
    d. Keep tires from squealing on turns
    a. Make the bus easier to control
  120. 120. Under what emergency situation is a school bus evacuation not required?

    a. Fire or fire danger on school bus
    b. School bus stopped on railroad tracks, due to mechanical failure
    c. School bus stopped on a highway where it is visible for 500 feet
    d. Hazardous fumes are present on the school bus
    c. School bus stopped on a highway where it is visible for 500 feet
  121. 121. All Pennsylvania school bus drivers are required to have in-service driver training:

    a. Every year
    b. Every 2 years
    c. Every 3 years
    d. Every 4 years
    d. Every 4 years
  122. 122. Pedestrians always have the right-of-way at an unmarked intersection:

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  123. 123. If a student is having a seizure you should guide their arms through their movements to reduce injuries:

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  124. 124. All Pennsylvania school bus drivers only need to have a passenger endorsement in order to operate a school bus:

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  125. 125. When backing up a school bus, Pennsylvania state law requires that all students be on the school bus:

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  126. 126. A road surface is more slippery during heavy rain than when the rain just starts:

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  127. 127. You should try to discourage students from talking with other students while on the bus:

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  128. 128. How many total hours of instruction are required during recertification (in-service) training?

    a. 6
    b. 10
    c. 14
    d. 20
    b. 10
  129. 129. How many total hours of instruction are required during initial training?

    a. 6
    b. 10
    c. 14
    d. 20
    d. 20
  130. 130. Children who ride on a clean bus in good repair are likely to:

    a. Have respect for the bus and try to keep it clean
    b. Not care about how clean it is when they board
    c. Mark on the back of the seats and other surfaces
    d. Mark surfaces and cut seats to annoy the driver
    a. Have respect for the bus and try to keep it clean
  131. 131. The best general rule for handling students on the bus is to:

    a. Be very strict or they will take advantage of you
    b. Be pleasant, but also be firm and consistent in having all of the students follow school bus rules
    c. Be friendly and try to make riding the bus fun
    d. Ignore their behavior
    b. Be pleasant, but also be firm and consistent in having all of the students follow school bus rules
  132. 132. An ambulance on an undivided highway is not required to stop for a school bus when the red flashing lights are activated:

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  133. 133. The school bus 8-way light system must be activated in a school bus loading area even when a bus is entirely off the roadway:

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  134. 134. At which locations may a school bus driver load or unload children?

    a. Only at locations established and approved by the parents
    b. Only at locations established and approved by the parent and school district
    c. Only at locations established and approved as loading and unloading zones by the school district
    d. Wherever the student asks to be left off
    c. Only at locations established and approved as loading and unloading zones by the school district
  135. 135. Two things that a school bus driver should never do unless absolutely necessary are:

    a. Back the bus and pass other vehicles on the road
    b. Make turns and stops near the school
    c. Load and unload students
    d. Allow the bus to be overtaken and passed on the road
    a. Back the bus and pass other vehicles on the road
  136. 136. What is the suggested speed of a school bus?

    a. Never exceed the posted speed; adjust to conditions
    b. 55 mph
    c. 5 miles under the posted limit
    d. 35 mph
    a. Never exceed the posted speed; adjust to conditions
  137. 137. Most traffic crashes are the result of:

    a. Mechanical failures
    b. Poor road conditons
    c. Driver error
    d. Poor weather conditions
    c. Driver error
  138. 138. When controlling a skid, "countersteering" refers to:

    a. Increased steering force caused by the skid
    b. The tendency of the bus to travel along the path of greatest centrifugal force
    c. Steering toward the inside of a curve
    d. Steering in the direction of the skid
    d. Steering in the direction of the skid
  139. 139. How is a school bus driver to notify authorities of a crash if a bus, filled with passengers, is not equipped with a phone or radio?

    a. Ask passing motorists or pedestrians to notify authorities
    b. Wait on the bus until police or other authorities arrive
    c. Evacuate the bus, sending all passengers to a location where authorities can be notified
    d. The bus driver should leave the bus to notify authorities, after directing one passenger to supervise the remaining passengers
    a. Ask passing motorists or pedestrians to notify authorities
  140. 140. How often are school bus evacuation drills required by PA State law?

    a. Twice each school year
    b. Once every 6 weeks each school year
    c. Once a month each school year
    d. None are required by PA State law
    a. Twice each school year
  141. 141. During a moderate rain, a good driver:

    a. Will usually wait for the rain to stop because of the danger of driving on slick roads
    b. Will need more time than usual to make a trip
    c. Can make the trip in the usual time, unless he runs into slow traffic
    d. Will maintain his schedule anyway
    b. Will need more time than usual to make a trip
  142. 142. If the school bus becomes disabled and must be left along the side of the road, how should flags and flares be placed?

    a. One 100 feet to the rear, one within 10 feet of the front or rear corner, and one 100 feet in front of the bus
    b. One alongside the bus in the middle, one 50 feet to the rear, and one 100 feet in front of the bus
    c. All three to the rear of the bus, 25 feet apart
    d. Not necessary to post out flags and flares
    a. One 100 feet to the rear, one within 10 feet of the front or rear corner, and one 100 feet in front of the bus
  143. 143. Transporting exceptional children requires no additional knowledge:

    a. True
    b. False
    b. False
  144. 144. In a pre-trip inspection you should check:

    a. Lights, doors, seats, mirrors, and windshield
    b. Fluid levels, belts, gauges, and emergency equipment
    c. Steering wheel, brakes, all lights, and tires
    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  145. 145. The most dangerous area around the bus is:

    a. In front of the bus
    b. Behind the bus
    c. On the right side of the bus
    d. Anywhere within 10 feet of the bus
    d. Anywhere within 10 feet of the bus

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