CDL Practice Tests For School Bus Page 5

School Bus Practice Questions

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A type of railroad crossing, that doesn't have any type of traffic control device, is called:
  • A dangerous crossing
  • An active crossing
  • An open crossing
  • A passive crossing
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From The CDL Manual

Passive Crossings:

This type of crossing does not have any type of traffic control device. You must stop at these crossings and follow proper procedures. However, the decision to proceed rests entirely in your hands. Passive crossings require you to recognize the crossing, search for any train using the tracks and decide if there is sufficient clear space to cross safely. Passive crossings have yellow-circular advance warning signs, pavement markings and crossbucks to assist you in recognizing a crossing.

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A railroad crossing containing some kind of traffic control device is a(n):
  • Passive crossing
  • Active crossing
  • Safe crossing
  • Monitored crossing
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From The CDL Manual

Active Crossings:

This type of crossing has a traffic control device installed at the crossing to regulate traffic at the crossing. These active devices include flashing red lights, with or without bells, and flashing red lights with bells and gates.

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A round warning sign will be placed ahead of all public railroad crossings, and will be colored black on:
  • Pink
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Red
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From The CDL Manual

Advance Warning Signs:

The round, black-on-yellow warning sign is placed ahead of a public railroad-highway crossing. The advance warning sign tells you to slow down, look and listen for the train, and be prepared to stop at the tracks if a train is coming.

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If there is a white line painted on the pavement before the tracks, you must:
  • Keep the bus ahead of the line while stopped
  • Stop with the front tires on the line
  • Keep the bus behind the line while stopped
  • Stop on the line and get out and look
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From The CDL Manual

Pavement Markings:

Pavement markings mean the same as the advance warning sign. They consist of an “X” with the letters “RR” and a no-passing marking on two-lane roads. There is also a no passing zone sign on twolane roads.

There may be a white stop line painted on the pavement before the railroad tracks. The front of the school bus must remain behind this line while stopped at the crossing.

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Signs marking railroad crossings that indicate how many sets of track there and may contain flashing lights are called:
  • Sawbuck signs
  • Pavement markings
  • Stop signs
  • Crossbuck signs
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From The CDL Manual

Crossbuck Signs:

This sign marks the crossing. It requires you to yield the right of way to the train. If there is no white line painted on the pavement, you must stop the bus before the crossbuck sign. When the road crosses over more than one set of tracks, a sign below the crossbuck indicates the number of tracks.

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Any time you see flashing red lights while approaching or stopped at a railroad crossing:
  • You must stop the bus
  • All of these things apply
  • You must yield the right of way to a train
  • A train could be approaching
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From The CDL Manual

Flashing Red Light Signals:

At many highway-rail grade crossings, the crossbuck sign has flashing red lights and bells. When the lights begin to flash, stop! A train is approaching. You are required to yield the right of way to the train. If there is more than one track, make sure all tracks are clear before crossing.

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If the gate stays down after the train passes, you should:
  • Back up and turn around
  • Call your dispatcher
  • Drive around it quickly
  • Drive around it slowly
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From The CDL Manual

Gates:

Many railroad-highway crossings have gates with flashing red lights and bells. Stop when the lights begin to flash and before the gate lowers across the road lane. Remain stopped until the gates go up and the lights have stopped flashing. Proceed when it is safe. If the gate stays down after the train passes, do not drive around the gate. Instead, call your dispatcher.

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When approaching a railroad crossing, activate your hazard lights:
  • About 200 feet away
  • About 200 yards away
  • As soon as you are stopped
  • About 20 feet away
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From The CDL Manual

Approaching the Crossing:

  • Slow down, including shifting to a lower gear in a manual transmission bus, and test your brakes.
  • Activate hazard lights approximately 200 feet before the crossing. Make sure your intentions are known.
  • Scan your surroundings and check for traffic behind you.
  • Stay to the right of the roadway if possible.
  • Choose an escape route in the event of a brake failure or problems behind you.
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When approaching a railroad crossing in a school bus, do all of the following except:
  • Stay to the left if possible
  • Stay to the right if possible
  • Test your brakes
  • Activate your hazard lights
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From The CDL Manual

Approaching the Crossing:

  • Slow down, including shifting to a lower gear in a manual transmission bus, and test your brakes.
  • Activate hazard lights approximately 200 feet before the crossing. Make sure your intentions are known.
  • Scan your surroundings and check for traffic behind you.
  • Stay to the right of the roadway if possible.
  • Choose an escape route in the event of a brake failure or problems behind you.
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At a railroad crossing, you should stop the bus:
  • No more than 15 feet from the nearest rail
  • At least 15, but no more than 50, feet away
  • 200 feet away
  • At least 50 feet away
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From The CDL Manual

At the Crossing:

  • Stop no closer than 15 feet and no farther than 50 feet from the nearest rail, where you have the best view of the tracks.
  • Place the transmission in Park or if there is no Park shift point, place in Neutral and press down on the service brake or set the parking brakes.
  • Turn off all radios and noisy equipment and silence the passengers.
  • Open the service door and driver’s window. Look and listen for an approaching train.
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