California Special Drivers Certification Quiz!

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California Special Drivers Certification Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    School bus drivers, within the same month of reaching the age of ____ and each 12-month thereafter, shall undergo a physical examination.
    • A. 

      55

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      65

    • D. 

      70

  • 2. 
    A 53-passenger school bus is required to carry a first aid kit of what size?
    • A. 

      10 units

    • B. 

      16 units

    • C. 

      24 units

    • D. 

      48 units

  • 3. 
    A driver shall be placed out of service for a period of _____ when their BAC level exceeds ____
    • A. 

      8 hours / .01

    • B. 

      8 hours / .04

    • C. 

      24 hours / .01

    • D. 

      24 hours / .04

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    A driver who encounters adverse driving conditions and cannot because of those conditions, safely complete the run within the maximum driving time may be permitted to drive an additional _____ hours in order to complete that run.
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      4

  • 6. 
    A school bus driver on an extended leave of absence due to illness, or lack of employment as a driver, who fails to maintain the required in-service hours and is required to submit proof of training to the CHP but fails to submit proof constitutes a reason for:
    • A. 

      The DMV allows 30 days to make-up training hours

    • B. 

      The DMV allows 45 days to make-up training hours

    • C. 

      The DMV to cancel the driver’s certificate

    • D. 

      The DMV to revoke the driver’s certificate

  • 7. 
    If a school bus is disabled off the roadway but within 10 feet of the road, flares should be placed:
    • A. 

      10 feet to the rear, 100 feet to the rear, 100 feet to the front

    • 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: l00 to 500 feet to the rear

  • 8. 
    Re-grooved tires may be used on a school bus on the:
    • A. 

      Front wheels only

    • B. 

      Rear wheels only

    • C. 

      Front and rear wheels

    • D. 

      Not allowed on any wheel

  • 9. 
    A driver of a school bus or other commercial vehicle motor vehicle is required to manually turn off the vehicle upon arriving at a school and when operating with ____ feet of a school is prohibited from idling.
    • A. 

      50 feet

    • B. 

      100 feet

    • C. 

      150 feet

    • D. 

      200 feet

  • 10. 
    The number of passengers (excluding infants in arms) shall not exceed the number of safe and adequate seating spaces specified by the seating capacity set forth in the:
    • A. 

      California Bus Operations Certificate, CHP 292

    • B. 

      California Inspection Approval Certificate, CHP 292

    • C. 

      Vehicle Inspection Approval Certificate, CHP 292

    • D. 

      Motor Carrier School Bus Approval Certificate, CHP 292

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements about ABS is not true:
    • A. 

      ABS won’t prevent power or turning skids

    • B. 

      ABS will always shorten stopping distance

    • C. 

      ABS won’t change the way you normally brake

    • D. 

      ABS won’t compensate for bad brakes or poor brake maintenance

  • 12. 
    When you drive a vehicle with ABS you should do all but the following:
    • A. 

      In an emergency, do not pump the brakes

    • B. 

      Use only the braking force necessary to stop safely

    • C. 

      Drive defensively, so you never have to use your ABS

    • D. 

      Drive defensively and brake harder to activate the ABS

  • 13. 
    When the services of a driver are used by more than one motor carrier during any 24 hour period in effect at the driver's home terminal, the driver shall submit a copy of the record of duty status to each motor carrier.
    • A. 

      Once every 24 hours

    • B. 

      At the end of the week

    • C. 

      When the reporting for duty

    • D. 

      When being released from duty

  • 14. 
    The Department of Education's Training Certificate, Form T-01 is at all times the property of the:
    • A. 

      California Highway Patrol

    • B. 

      Department of Education

    • C. 

      Department of Motor Vehicles

    • D. 

      State of California

  • 15. 
    All school bus applicants and all applicants employed for compensation by another for the purpose of driving a motor vehicle on the highway shall be at least:
    • A. 

      18 years old

    • B. 

      21 years old

    • C. 

      23 years old

    • D. 

      25 years old

  • 16. 
    Of the following below which is not a California Highway Patrol responsibility?
    • A. 

      Inspecting Drivers Records

    • B. 

      Investigating School Bus Accidents

    • C. 

      Issuance of the temporary California Special Drivers Certificate

    • D. 

      Designating all bus stops

  • 17. 
    The driver of a school bus shall ensure the headlamps are lighted:
    • A. 

      Whenever pupils are aboard

    • B. 

      Whenever the bus is in motion

    • C. 

      Whenever the bus is in motion and pupils are aboard

    • D. 

      Whenever adverse weather conditions exists and during hours of darkness

  • 18. 
    The California Department of Education's Training Certificate T-01 shall be signed and dated by the driver within ____ days after the end of each training period.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      45

  • 19. 
    The training period specified on the California Department of Education’s Training Certificate T-01 ends on:
    • A. 

      The last day of the year

    • B. 

      Drivers Birthday

    • C. 

      Certificate Renewal Date

    • D. 

      Certificate Issuance Date

  • 20. 
    A school bus may be equipped with a white strobe light mounted so as to be visible from the front, sides, or rear of the bus which may only be lighted when atmospheric conditions such as fog, rain, snow, smoke or dust, reduce the visibility to less than: ​​​​​​
    • A. 

      50 feet

    • B. 

      100 feet

    • C. 

      200 feet

    • D. 

      500 feet

  • 21. 
    If you are losing air pressure rapidly from one of the air tanks but the other air tank is holding air pressure at 100 lbs of pressure indicated by the dual air pressure gauge on the dash, which would be the safest way to bring this bus to a stop: ​​​​
    • A. 

      Apply the brake pedal as you would normally

    • B. 

      Pull out the Parking / Emergency Brake Knob

    • C. 

      Turn off the engine

    • D. 

      None of the above, when the air pressure gets low enough the brakes apply automatically

  • 22. 
    If you violate the idling regulations at a school site, you are subject to a ________ fine.
    • A. 

      $50

    • B. 

      $100

    • C. 

      $300

    • D. 

      $500

  • 23. 
    A driver received a physical on 09-10-18. On 12-1-18, this driver has a birthday and will turn 65. This driver will be required to have another physical no later than:
    • A. 

      09/10/20

    • B. 

      09/10/19

    • C. 

      12/31/18

    • D. 

      12/01/18

  • 24. 
    Renewal applicants must renew their certificate ___________ after the certificate expiration date otherwise the driver will be considered an original applicant.
    • A. 

      30 days

    • B. 

      60 days

    • C. 

      6 months

    • D. 

      12 months

  • 25. 
    Upon arriving at a school, the driver of a school bus is required to manually turn off their engine and restart the engine no more than _______ before departing.
    • A. 

      15 seconds

    • B. 

      30 seconds

    • C. 

      45 seconds

    • D. 

      1 minute