CHP Practice Test #3

1) Headlamps on school buses should be on:
a) During hours of darkness
b) When Passengers are on board
c) At all times during night and day
d) Both A & B

2) Hazardous material shall not be transported on a school bus except:
a) Oxygen medically prescribed
b) Oil
c) Fuel
d) Never

3) Agency responsible for adopting rules and regulations for the safe transportation of school buses:
a) DMV
b) CDE
c) CHP
d) DOJ

4) DMV may cancel your certificate except for the following reasons:
a) Falsifying information on an application
b) Medical certificate expires
c) Deficient in-service hours
d) All of the above

5) School bus drivers shall report secondary employment to their employer:
a) Once a week
b) Once a month
c) Upon reporting for duty
d) When asked to do so

6) The most dangerous aspect of student unloading situation is:
a) The last 200 feet before the stop since students trying to stand before the bus comes to a complete stop
b) Being able to get other motorists to stop for your read lights
c) When the bus is pulling away from a stop after having discharged the students
d) While the students are exiting the bus

7) Motor carriers shall require each driver to demonstrate that the driver is capable of safely operating each different type of vehicle or vehicle combination with different controls, gauges, of different size or requiring different driving skills:
a) Before testing with CHP
b) Before driving the vehicle on the road unsupervised
c) Before the written CHP test
d) None of the above

8) The vehicle inspection approval certificate (CHP 292) indicates that your school bus was last inspected on 12/12/04. Your bus will need to be re-inspected no later than:
a) 12/12/05
b) 1/12/06
c) 1/12/05
d) None of the above are correct

9) Recapped and retreaded tires are not to be used on which axle of a school bus:
a) Steering
b) Drive
c) Both A and B
d) Never

10) A school bus designed to carry 16 passengers or more is what type of school bus:
a) Type II
b) Type A
c) Type I
d) Type B

11) A police officer can direct a motorist to violate a traffic sign or signal:

12) The one single factor that you as the driver have control over when entering a curve is:
a) Road traction
b) Steering
c) Speed

13) The minimum civil penalty for violating the School Bus Idling regulation is:
a) $150
b) $200
c) $100
d) $300

14) A driver of a school bus is not permitted to drive when his/her ability is adversely affected by:
a) Fatigue
b) Illness
c) Any other cause
d) All of the above

15) A school bus driver must not drive after how many consecutive hours on-duty:
a) 15
b) 12
c) 16
d) 10

16) Re-grooved tires are permitted on which axle of a school bus:
a) Steering
b) Drive
c) Both A and B
d) None of the above

17) California hours of service regulate that you are not eligible to drive after having been on duty ___ hours in 8 consecutive days:
a) 60
b) 70
c) 80
d) 90

18) After a school bus driver has driven 10 hours during a 16 hour period, how many hours must the driver have off before reporting for duty:
a) 4
b) 6
c) 8
d) 12

19) When adverse conditions occur, and a driver cannot complete a run in the maximum driving time, the driver may drive an additional __ hours in order to reach the destination or place of safe refuge:
a) 4
b) 3
c) 2
d) None of the above

20) The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may refuse to issue or renew, or may suspend or revoke the certificate or endorsement of any person who:
a) Within the preceding 12 months, has been involved as a driver in 3 accidents in which the driver caused or contributed to the accident
b) Has been convicted of any sex offense
c) Has a blood pressure reading of 160/90
d) Both A and C

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