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School Bus Inspection

Emergency Equipment

In addition to checking for spare electrical fuses (if equipped), three red reflective triangles and a properly charged and rated fire extinguisher, school bus drivers must also inspect the following emergency equipment:

  • First Aid Emergency Kit
  • Body Fluid Cleanup Kit

Lighting Indicators

In addition to checking the lighting indicators listed in Section 10.2 of this manual, school bus drivers must also check the following lighting indicators (internal panel lights):

  • Alternately flashing amber lights indicator, if equipped.
  • Alternately flashing red lights indicator.
  • Strobe light indicator, if equipped.

Lights/Reflectors

In addition to checking the lights and reflective devices listed in Section 10.2 of this manual, school bus drivers must also check the following (external) lights and reflectors:

  • Strobe light, if equipped.
  • Stop arm light, if equipped.
  • Alternately flashing amber lights, if equipped.
  • Alternately flashing red lights.

Student Mirrors

In addition to checking the external mirrors, school bus drivers must also check the internal and external mirrors used for observing students:

  • Check for proper adjustment.
  • Check that all internal and external mirrors and mirror brackets are not damaged and are mounted securely with no loose fittings.
  • Check that visibility is not impaired due to dirty mirrors.

Stop Arm

  • If equipped, check the stop arm to see that it is mounted securely to the frame of the vehicle. Also, check for loose fittings and damage.

Passenger Entry/Lift

  • Check that the entry door is not damaged, operates smoothly and closes securely from the inside.
  • Check that entry door glass is clean, not cracked or missing.
  • Hand rails are secure and the step light is working, if equipped.
  • The entry steps must be clear of debris/snow/ice and the treads cannot be loose or worn excessively.
  • If equipped with a handicap lift, look for leaking, damaged or missing parts and explain how lift should be checked for correct operation. Lift must be fully retracted and latched securely.

Emergency Exit

  • Make sure that all emergency exits are not damaged, operate smoothly and close securely from the inside.
  • Check that any emergency exit warning devices are working.

Seating

  • Look for broken seat frames and check that seat frames are firmly attached to the floor.
  • Check that all seat cushions are attached securely to the seat frames.

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In addition to checking the lighting indicators listed in Section 10.2 of this manual, school bus drivers must also check which of the following lighting indicators:

  • Alternately flashing red lights indicator.
  • All these are correct
  • Alternately flashing amber lights indicator, if equipped.
  • Strobe light indicator, if equipped.

In addition to checking the lighting indicators listed in Section 10.2 of this manual, school bus drivers must also check the following lighting indicators (internal panel lights):

  • Alternately flashing amber lights indicator, if equipped.
  • Alternately flashing red lights indicator.
  • Strobe light indicator, if equipped.
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In addition to checking for spare electrical fuses (if equipped), three red reflective triangles and a properly charged and rated fire extinguisher, school bus drivers must also inspect which of the following emergency equipment?

  • Emergency flares and flashlight
  • Tool kit and tire patching kit
  • First aid kit and body fluid cleanup kit
  • None of these are correct

In addition to checking for spare electrical fuses (if equipped), three red reflective triangles and a properly charged and rated fire extinguisher, school bus drivers must also inspect the following emergency equipment:

  • First Aid Emergency Kit
  • Body Fluid Cleanup Kit
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