Passenger Test 3

1. The drivers seat should be adjusted:
Only when the bus is moving at 30 mph or less
Only when the bus is at a stop
Whenever the driver finds it necessary while driving
None of the above

2. In general, the best braking technique to use in maintaining a safe speed when driving on a downgrade is:
Using only downshifting
Using only the parking brakes
Use the snub braking method (5 mph below safe speed)
Fanning or pumping the brakes

3. Which of these is the best general rule for night driving?
Increase the normal (daytime) following distance by one second.
Drive slightly slower than the other traffic
Drive slightly faster than the other traffic
Drive close to the shoulder of the road

4. Off tracking of the rear wheels is affected by
Greater distance between the front and rear wheels
Sharper turns and curves
Faster speed on turns and curves
All of the above

5. How are buses to handle most railroad grade crossings?
Come to a complete stop before crossing
Turn the vehicle flashers on before crossing
Tap the electric horn before crossing
Slow down and prepare to stop if a train is approaching

6. Which of these is a good rule for backing a straight bus?
None of these
Back toward the side opposite the driver
Use voice signals to communicate with a helper
Turn the steering wheel so that the front moves away from the direction in which you want the back of the vehicle to go

7. Which of these forms of signaling is not recommended?
Using four way flashers to warn of danger ahead
Signaling to others that you will change lanes
All of these answers are proper to use
Signaling to others that it is safe to pass your bus

8. Following are some situations that require special attention from all drivers. Which one is an even bigger problem for the driver of a vehicle with a low ground clearance?
Off tracking on sloped curves
Humps or dips in the road
Backing on level ground
Driving in slippery conditions

9. In a pressurized cooling system, coolant level should be checked:
Only by a mechanic
Every 90 days
Only while the engine is hot
None of the above

10. You need to evacuate your bus in an emergency, passengers should be directed to a safe place no less than ____ feet from the bus.