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1 2015 State Roadeo Written Test Name: District: PURPOSE OF TEST: The purpose of this test is to showcase the knowledge of the contestant and promote education of more in-depth knowledge which pertains to school bus driving. References: > Washington Driver Guide > School Bus Specification Manual > Commercial Driver Guide > Epilepsy Foundation > Washington State School Bus Driver Handbook > Washington State Driver Training Manual > Washington Traffic Safety Commission Website > Washington State Department of Health > Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards > American Red Cross > National Conference of State Legislature > National Institute of Health INSTRUCTIONS: The test includes 50 questions. You can find the answers through the reference sources listed above. MARK/PRINT YOUR ANSWERS CLEARLY. 1. Name the four aspects of negligence that lead to liability: a) b) c) d) 2. Pedestrians have the right of way: a) At crosswalks and intersections regardless if the crosswalk is marked or not b) All of the time c) Only at marked crosswalks d) Only at intersections 3. A complete list of disqualifying conditions for a school bus driver is found in WAC When do you activate your amber lights before a student load, if you are going 35 MPH or more? a) feet before the bus stop b) feet before the bus stop c) feet before the bus stop d) feet before the bus stop

2 5. You should activate your red flashers by using an over-ride switch. 6. School bus drivers should listen to personal music devices while driving the bus. 7. When doing a pre-trip on the rear axle you are checking: a) Hub oil seals/axle seals b) Budd spacing/spacers c) Lug nuts 8. Harassment includes remarks or behavior that shows disrespect for its victims and is unwelcome. 9. Opening emergency doors will not aid in seeing around the heaters and wheel wells while performing a post-trip. 10. All air brake school buses are required to be equipped with antilock brake systems since: a) March 1, 1999 b) April c) This is not a requirement d) March 1, Which RCW states that vehicles emerging from driveways, alleys or buildings must yield the right-of way to pedestrians on the sidewalk and then traffic on the roadways? a) RCW b) RCW c) RCW d) RCW How many children in the state of Washington are diagnosed with Autism each year? a) 3,000 to 5,000 b) 2,000 to 4,000 c) 8,000 to 12,000 d) 12,000 to 15,000

3 13. Washington Intrastate Medical Waivers are issued to Washington State CDIP holders exclusively. 14. Drivers must take reasonable action to insure that students are quiet at railroads. 15. Bus drivers in Washington State are required to notify an employer within days of conviction for any traffic violations (except parking): a) 20 b) 45 c) Which is not a successful Characteristic for a Bus Driver? a) Not taking students comments personally b) Knowing your Hot Buttons c) Creating and maintaining a positive environment for students d) Effectively demonstrating their comments back to them 17. For manual transmissions you should shift gears during all left and right turns including while going through an intersection. 18. Drivers with monocular vision or an insulin dependence Medical Waiver can never be eligible to drive interstate. 19. An Intrastate Medical Waiver is valid for no more than a year cycle. a) 2 b) 4 c) 3 d) The broken record method is a good way to stop arguments.

4 21. You do not have to stop at a rail grade crossing: a) Where traffic is controlled by a police officer or flagger b) Where a functioning traffic control signal is transmitting a green light c) Where the crossing is abandoned and is marked with a sign indicating it is out-of-service 22. Autism usually appears within the first three years of life. 23. All epilepsy can be controlled with medicine. 24. The air governor should cut out: a) Between psi b) Between psi c) Between psi d) Between psi 25. Some air brake systems have an alcohol evaporator to put alcohol into the air system. 26. When is it allowable to use a strobe light on a bus that is equipped with one? a) Inclement, sight obscuring conditions, including but not limited to rain, fog, snow, and smoke b) When increased visibility is needed when the bus is stopping, standing or starting onto a highway c) When limited visibility is caused by geographic hazards such as winding roadways, hills, trees, buildings, etc. 27. You can swallow your tongue during a seizure.

5 28. When using the Two-way radio you should remember to: a) Listen on the frequency before transmitting, so as not to interfere with others using the radio at the same time b) Turn your radio off if there is an emergency with another bus c) During an emergency situation, do not transmit unless you have information of equal or higher priority; keep you transmission to the point and follow the directions of the dispatcher d) a and c 29. Substitute driving has been called the most difficult job in student transportation. 30. What is the law when passing a bicyclist on the road? a) At least 3 feet b) 6 feet c) Never pass a bicyclist d) There is no law 31. If a tire blowout occurs, the school bus driver should: a) Let go of the steering wheel b) Stop in the traffic lane on the road c) Grasp the steering wheel firmly and brake only when the vehicle has slowed, then pull off of the roadway 32. FAPE consists of any special education programming and related services the student requires. Transportation is not one of those services. 33. Individuals whom you can share student information with: a) Doctors b) Law Enforcement c) Paramedics d) Other drivers e) a-b-c 34. CFR 49 part 382 contains requirements for: a) Driver license b) CDL for school bus drivers c) Drug and alcohol testing

6 35. WAC - - requires that you check that the aisles are clear of any article that could be a trip hazard. 36. What does FERPA stand for? 37. Type A-1 buses can carry up to four wheelchairs. 38. During the loading process you should: a) Keep checking your mirrors for traffic b) Look for students running for the bus c) Ensure all traffic has stopped e) None of the above 39. Public Law applies to children over the age of A bus can have more than two Star Seats placed in the same bus seat. 41. As a good defensive driver, you can improve your chance of driving collision free by: a) Keeping a positive attitude b) Inspecting your vehicle carefully and correctly c) Knowing and using safe driving practices d) Knowing how to drive on all types of roads, in all types of weather e) All of the above 42. Integrated child restraints can be used for students over 40 inches tall. 43. Type A buses are designed to carry only 8 students. 44. What does LRE mean?

7 45. FMVSS 213 references: a) Car beds b) Rear facing child restraint systems c) Built-in child restraint systems in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy some point in their lifetime. 47. ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. 48. The retaining clip should be placed at the tickle zone on a child in a car seat. 49. What is the danger zone? a) The area under the hood that you do not touch b) A part of town that we do not go c) The area around your bus 50. All vehicles have automatic front-wheel limiting valves.

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