CDL School Bus Endorsement.

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The outside left and right side crossover mirrors are mounted on the ___________ corners of the bus.FrontEnsure that the outside left and right side crossover mirrors are properly adjusted so that you can see:the area from the front of the bus to the service doorThe overhead inside rearview mirror is mounted directly __________ the windshield on the ____________ side area of the bus.above, driver'sThe overhead inside rearview mirror is mainly for monitoring:passenger activity inside of the busThe overhead inside rearview mirror has blind spots directly behind the driver's seat and:behind the rear bumperYou should position the overhead inside rearview mirror so that you can see:the top of the rear window in the top of the mirrorWhen should you change the location of a bus stop?Only when you have written approval from the appropriate school district officialBefore approaching a stop, if the school bus is so equipped, activate alternating flashing amber warning lights at least _____________ seconds before the school bus stop or in accordance with state law.5 to 10When approaching a stop, turn on right turn signal indicator about 100-300 feet or approximately _____________ seconds before pulling over.3 to 5When approaching a stop, bring the school bus to a full stop with the front bumper at least ____________ feet away from students at the designated stop.10True or False: It is acceptable to place the transmission in neutral if there is no park shift point.TrueWhen students are entering the bus, if you notice that there is a student missing, you should first:ask the other students where the student isWhen students have entered the bus, if you cannot account for a student outside, secure the bus, take the key, and:check around and underneath the busWhen all students are accounted for, prepare to leave by ______________ alternating flashing red lights and ______________ the left turn signal.turning off, turning onTrue or False: If you have missed a student's unloading stop, it is acceptable to back up.FalseWhen unloading students, if students must cross the roadway, you should walk to a location at least __________ feet in front of the __________ corner of the bumper10, rightFor students that must cross the roadway, after they reach the roadway, the students should stop at the __________ edge of the school bus before proceeding.leftWhen unloading students at a school, the first step is to:secure the busIn total, how many times should you check your mirrors throughout the process of unloading students at a school?TwiceWhen loading or unloading students, if a student drops an object near the bus:tell the student who dropped it or attempt to get the parent's attentionWhen conducting a post-trip inspection, any problems or special situations should be reported to:your supervisor or school authoritiesIf there is an emergency situation, the first and most important consideration is to:recognize the hazardBus evacuation is always mandatory in all of the following situations EXCEPT:if there is a dangerous individual in the areaWhenever possible, assign _______________________ to each emergency exit for evacuations.2 student assistantsWhen determining evacuation procedures, a safe place will be at least _____________ feet off the road in the direction of oncoming traffic.100During evacuation from the bus, lead students upwind of the bus at least _______________ feet if there is a risk from spilled hazardous materials300If the bus is in the direct path of a sighted tornado and evacuation is ordered, the first thing you should do is:escort students to a nearby ditch or culvert if shelter in a building is not readily availableDuring evacuation from the bus, if no radio is available or operable, first ____________ to call for help.dispatch a passing motorist or area residentWhen should you move a student you believe may have suffered a neck or spinal injury?When the student's life is in immediate dangeCrossings that have yellow circular advance warning signs, pavement markings and crossbucks to assist you in recognizing a crossing are known as ______________ crossings.passive__________________ crossings include flashing red lights, with or without bells and flashing red lights with bells and gates.ActiveWith ___________________ crossings, the decision to proceed rests entirely in your hands.passiveThe round, black-on-yellow warning sign is placed ahead of:public railroad-highway crossingsTrue or False: Pavement markings mean the same as the advance warning sign.TrueIf there is no white line painted on the pavement before a railroad crossing, you must stop the bus before:the crossbuck signWhen the road crosses over more than one set of railroad tracks, the sign below the crossbuck sign indicates:the number of tracks_________________ indicate(s) that you must stop.The flashing red lights of a crossbuck signIf a railroad-highway crossing gate stays down after a train passes, you shouldcall your dispatcherActivate hazard lights approximately _____________ feet before a railroad crossing.200When approaching a railroad crossing, stay _______________ the roadway if the right ofWhen approaching a railroad crossing, stop no closer than __________ feet and no farther than __________ feet from the nearest rail.15, 50At a multiple-track railroad crossing:stop before the first set of tracksTrue or False: If the gate comes down after you have started across a railroad crossing, you should drive through it even if it means you will break the gate.TrueWhen crossing railroad tracks, as a general rule, add ____________ feet to the length of the school bus to determine an acceptable amount of containment or storage area.15If you must stop the bus to handle a serious problem, an acceptable place would be:a drivewayThe best tone of voice when speaking with an offender on the bus is:firm, courteousTrue or False: It is acceptable to ask a student to leave the bus for misbehavior at the school or at the student's designated bus stop.TrueIf your bus has an antilock braking system, it will have a yellow ______________ on the instrument panel.lampHaving an antilock braking system on your bus helps you because:it allows you to steer around obstacles while brakingWith ABS in non-emergency situations, you should brake ______________ with non-ABS braking.the same asWhen should you pump the brakes on a bus with ABS?NeverOn newer vehicles, you may have lost ABS control at one or more wheels if the malfunction lamp ______________ after the bulb check.stays onIf your ABS malfunctions:you still have brakesWhat will ABS do?Help maintain vehicle controlThe overhead strobe light should be used:when you have limited visibilityIf you are caught in strong winds, you should do any of the following EXCEPT:relax your grip on the steering wheelBacking up a school bus is:DiscouragedPrior to backing up a bus:post a lookout, but not to give directions on backing up the busIf no lookout is available:walk to the rear of the bus yourselfIf you must back up at a student pick-up point, be sure to pick up the students ______________ backing up.beforeA school bus can have up to a _________-foot tail swing.3You need to check your mirrors ___________ and ___________ any turning movements to monitor the tail swingbefore, duringTo drive a school bus, your vision must be at least20/40 in both eyesTo drive a school bus, you must be at least _____________ years of age18To drive a school bus, the greatest number of DWI (Driving While Impaired) convictions you can ever have is:1A CDL (Commercial Driver's License) is required to drive any vehicle designed to transport more than _____________ people (including the driver).15What is the greatest number of Commercial Driver's Licenses that one person is allowed to have?1School bus drivers must notify their employer within _______________ calendar days of a conviction for any traffic violation.30For a bus driver not carrying hazardous materials, DWI (Driving While Impaired) is punishable by a loss of driving privileges for _________________ upon the first yearFor a bus driver not carrying hazardous materials, DWI (Driving While Impaired) is punishable by a loss of driving privileges for _________________ upon the second conviction.lifeAny commercial driver who intentionally refuses chemical analysis will lose driving privileges immediately for a minimum period of:30 daysWhen applying for a commercial driving job, you must provide the prospective employer with a history of all driving jobs you have held during:the past 10 yearsSchool bus drivers may use _________________________ while operating the bus.neither cellular phones nor two-way radiosSchool bus drivers should have physical contact with students:when administering first aid or evacuating the busFor bus drivers, stopping on the way home for personal reasons is:prohibitedIf passengers must stand on a moving school bus, they must stand:behind the back of the driver's seatWho has the authority to appoint a substitute bus driver?The school principal onlyWho is responsible for keeping a school bus clean on a daily basis?The driverTrue or False: A school principal may suspend a pupil from riding a school bus for delaying the bus schedule.TrueWhen may a school bus driver take the bus off of its regular route?With the school principal's permission or directionIf a school bus passenger misbehaves:the school principal should be notifiedThe _________________ has charge of the operations of the school bus garage and responsibility for seeing that each school bus is safe and in sound mechanical condition.transportation directorThe __________________ trains and certifies school bus drivers.driver education specialistTrue or False: For the purposes of school bus driver certification, a PJC (Prayer for Judgement Continued) is considered by the Division of Motor Vehicles to be the same as a conviction.TrueSchool bus drivers should perform a bus inspection:before each tripWhen inspecting the front of a school bus, the wording should be clean and at least _______________ in height.8 inchesWhen inspecting the right rear brakes on a school bus, the slack adjuster angle between the push rod and adjuster arm should be a little over ____________ degrees when the brakes are released and not less than ____________ degrees when the brakes are applied.90, 90When inspecting the tires on a school bus, the right front tire should have at least _______________-inch depth.4/32A first-aid kit is ____________________ for school buses.requiredA school bus horn should be audible for at least _________________ feet.200While driving a school bus, emergency exits should be:closed but not lockedThe steering wheel on a school bus should have ___________________ of play on a power steering bus.less than two inchesWhen checking air brakes in a school bus, you should conduct the LAB test, which stands for Leaks, ___________________, and Button pop-out.AlarmWhen conducting air brake checks on a school bus, let the air pressure build to the governed cut-out pressure, which is _____________ pounds per square inch (psi).120School bus parking brakes and service brakes should both have air pressure in the range of ___________________ pounds per square inch (psi).90 to 120When performing a hydraulic brake check for a school bus, the first step is to:pump the brake pedal three timesWhen inspecting under a school bus, check for the frame, exhaust, and shaftTo move the school bus, the first thing you should do is:depress the brake pedal firmlyTrue or False: To keep from rolling backward on an uphill grade, it is permissible to use your left foot to press the brake while you begin to accelerate with your right foot.TrueTo stop a school bus smoothly:feather the brakeIn normal weather and road conditions, the minimum following distance for a school bus is:5 secondsIn hazardous weather or road conditions, the minimum following distance for a school bus is:10 secondsWhen following two school buses, maintain at least _________________ of distance between your bus and the pair city blockWhich one of the following is NOT a component of total stopping distance?expectation distanceThe distance your vehicle travels between the moment when your eyes physically see a driving hazard and the instant when your brain recognizes the hazard is called the:perception distanceThe average perception and reaction time for an alert driver is about:3/4 secondFor vehicles with air brakes, there is approximately a _________________ delay in brake response time from the moment when you press the brake pedal to the point when the brakes engage.1/2 secondA heavy vehicle moving at 55 miles per hour will need a minimum stopping distance about the length of a:football fieldWhen a vehicle's speed of travel is doubled, the braking distance and destructive power in a crash are increased by ________________ time(s).4More collisions occur at __________________ than at any other place.intersectionsWhen two vehicles arrive at an unregulated intersection at the same time:the vehicle on the left always yields right of way to the vehicle on the rightFor school buses, turning right on red:is not acceptableA flashing red traffic light is to be treated the same as a:stop signWith a school bus, before entering or crossing any road, look first:to the leftThe slogan for a school bus driver must be:. The school bus driver never has the right of way.Before making a turn with a school bus, engage the turn signal ____________ feet in advance300Before making a turn with a school bus, slow gradually to ____________ mph or less at least 50 feet before the turn10Backing up a school bus is:only to be done when absolutely necessaryBacking up a bus should be done:with no accelerationA safe place for turning around should have at least ____________ feet of unobstructed visibility in both directions.500All of the following are methods of turning a bus around EXCEPT:the three-point turn aroundThe safest method of turning a school bus around is:the forward turn aroundTrue or False: If you are unloading passengers at the turn around point, back the bus after they are unloaded.FalseWhen unloading students at a bus stop, when students are crossing in front of the bus, always check to make sure no one is in front of the bus by:counting the passengersWhen making a passenger stop in a school bus, stop the bus on the main portion of the road in the extreme ________________ lane and be certain to stop _______ reaching the waiting passengers.right-hand, beforeIf a parent at a school bus stop attempts to argue with a school bus driver, the school bus driver should:ask the parent to contact the principalIf a bus driver passes by a student at a passenger stop, the driver should:let the student come to the busSchool bus drivers should always check the ______________ just before leaving a passenger stop.passenger mirrorsAssigning seats to the students on a school bus:is recommendedSchool bus drivers should stop at least __________ feet, but not more than __________ feet from the track.15, 50True or False: When turning near a track, a turn signal should be used instead of the hazard lights.TrueWhen parking a school bus, the driver should report equipment defects:to the principalWhen a school bus driver wishes to increase visibility because of rain or snow, the driver should turn on the:low beam headlightsA school bus driver should use high beams when the bus is not within _____________ feet of an approaching vehicle.500When driving a school bus on wet roads reduce speed by about _____________, and on packed snow reduce speed to about, one-halfTo correct a drive wheel braking skid in a school bus, do all of the following EXCEPT:accelerateAt drawbridges that do not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, school buses should stop at least _______________ feet before the draw before crossing.50Safe drivers look ___________ to ___________ seconds ahead when driving.12, 15When driving a school bus, if your speed is above 20 miles per hour and you have to drive off of the road to avoid a collision:avoid brakingIf you experience brake failure with air brakes in a school bus, you should:use the parking brakeWhat is the maximum allowed Blood Alcohol Concentration level for a school bus driver?0.00The vast majority (about 95 percent) of all collisions are caused by:driver errorIn the event of a collision involving a school bus, the school bus driver shouldstop and allow an investigating officer to move the vehicleThe safety valve of school bus air brakes should be set to open at ________________ psi (pounds per square inch).150On a school bus with air brakes, a low air pressure warning signal will come on if the air pressure in the tanks falls below _______________ psi (pounds per square inch).60In dual air brake systems, the first or "primary" system refers to:the rear brakesWhen driving a school bus with air brakes, stab braking should only be used:on dry surfacesTrue or False: When braking on downgrades, forceful, intermittent braking (snubbing) is safer than light, continued braking.TrueWhen parking a bus for a long period of time, decrease the air pressure in the system to below ____________ pounds.30A good rule is to leave at least one second for each _____________ feet of vehicle length between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you in traffic when traveling at speeds below 40 mph (miles per hour).10Which buses must have spare electrical fuses?Buses without circuit breakersIf a school bus route must include interstate driving, have the passengers occupy seats as close to the _________________ of the bus as possible.frontIf you are driving a school bus and find yourself traveling near other vehicles, you should do any of the following things EXCEPT:stay thereThe driver of a school bus should never pass another school bus:unless it is parkedTrue or False: School bus drivers should try to help out others by signaling when it is safe to pass (directing traffic).FalseIf you are driving a school bus and you are the first on the scene of a collision involving other vehicles, your first action should be to:park the bus in a safe placeAt the approach of an emergency vehicle from the front or rear, slow down andmove to the rightIf you must drive through water in a school bus:gently apply the brakesHydroplaning is:best dealt with releasing the acceleratorWhat will sober an alcohol-impaired individual?TimeWhen driving a school bus, if you see a hazard that will require slowing down, warn the drivers behind byflashing your brake lightsWhen approaching a school bus stop you should activate your overhead amber lights how far from the bus stop?300 feetImmediately after stopping you should:Open entrance door slightly to activate the stop arms and overhead red warning lightsHow far from the roadway should students wait for the bus?10 feetWhat is the minimum tread depth for front tires?4/32 of an inchWhy must you do a vehicle inspection? Select all that apply.for safety; required by federal and state lawsL-A-B is used to describe:air brake testWhat does L-A-B stand for?leaks, alarm, button pop-out;What are the four components of stopping distance?Perception distance, reaction distance, brake lag distance and effective braking distanceWhen two vehicles arrive at an unregulated intersection at the same time, the vehicle on the ______ shall yield right of way to the vehicle on the ________ .left, rightWhat are the dangers of swinging the bus far to the left before turning right?If you turn far to the left before turning right, you risk side swiping a car on the left side or hitting a car in the next lane as your turn into your lane.What is the basic speed law?Requires every driver to maintain a speed that is "reasonable and prudent" under the existing conditions (i.e., drive the bus with the flow of traffic, but never move at an illegal or unsafe speed). When weather, road or vehicle conditions are hazardous, reduce speedThe maximum speed limit for a school bus is _____ mph45On school grounds, the maximum speed limit is _____ miles per hour.10The maximum speed limit for a school activity bus is _____ mph.55Which of the following conditions must exist for a motorist to be in violation of the school bus stop law?a. the bus is displaying its mechanical stop signal or flashing red stop lights; b. the bus is stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers; c. displays a plainly visible "school bus" sign;Doubling your speed:multiplies stopping distance 4 times.Syncro-mesh transmissions have almost eliminated the need for double- clutching. However, in some older buses, double-clutching may make the shifting process easier and smoother. If you are driving an older bus that requires double-clutching to avoid grinding the gears, when should you double-clutch?Depending on the bus, double-clutching may make the ride smooth when both up shifting and downshifting.What is the correct gear to drive a bus in when driving downhill?The correct gear is the best gear for the bus at the speed you are going, keeping in mind that going in a lower gear than you were driving before the downgrade will help to make the bus go slower.What should the driver do in the event of a breakdown? Select all that apply.Remain with the bus and activate hazard lights.; Contact the school bus garage.What information should you give to the school bus garage in the event of a breakdown? Select all that apply.a. Your name and bus number; b. Location of the bus; c. Nature of the problemIn case of brake failure with an air brake bus, what should you do?Shift the transmission to a lower gear.Allowing someone other than bus garage personnel to push or tow your bus in the event of a breakdownis allowed if the bus is stalled on railroad tracks.In cases of misbehavior, the driver should:stop the bus in a safe place and restore order.Which of the following can cause a vehicle fire? Select all that apply.a. Spilled fuel after a collision. b. Under-inflated tires and duals that touch. c. Driver smoking near fuel.The Tort Claims Act applies ifthe driver is certified and authorized to drive.When fighting a vehicle firestand upwind and aim the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire.The purpose of the air storage tanks is to:hold compressed air.At what pressure range do the spring brakes engage?20 - 45 psi.What keeps the emergency brakes from applying while you are driving the bus?Air pressure.Controlled braking is:"squeeze" braking.Stab braking is:locking the brakes, then releasing them, and when the wheels start rolling, repeat the procedure until the bus has stopped.Stab brakingis also called "forceful, intermittent braking".The good rule about following distance states:one second for every 10 feet of bus length below 40 mph;