School Bus Safety Driving Quiz

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School Bus Safety Driving Quiz

It’s that time of year again.  Summer is ending and kids are preparing to go back to school.  Traffic is heavier and roads are busy.  We’re seeing school buses every morning and afternoon, stopping with children constantly getting on and off.  It’s important to remember that children are not always predictable and little ones are often difficult to see, especially with the sun in your eyes during morning and afternoon commutes.  So, we’ve put together a short quiz about school bus safety to make sure all drivers know the rules of the road.  Our goal is to keep our kids as safe as possible.  Let’s see how you do.  The answer key is located at the bottom of this blog.

  1. How far behind a school bus should you drive?

A ____   5 feet
B ____ 10 feet
C ____ 20 feet
D ____ None of the above

  1. What do flashing yellow lights on a school bus mean

A ____ Bus is slowing down and preparing to stop
B ____ Bus is having mechanical trouble
C ____ Go ahead and pass the bus
D ____ Honk if you like school buses

  1. What do flashing red lights on a school bus mean

A ____ Watch out, bus on the road
B ____ Bus is driving slowing, stay back
C ____ Bus is stopping to load or unload children
D ____ All of the above

  1. On a 2 or 4 lane road, if a school bus has stopped to load or unload passengers

A ____ Traffic behind the bus must stop
B ____ Oncoming traffic in the facing lane must stop
C ____ Traffic may not proceed until the red lights turn off and the bus proceeds
D ____ All of the above

  1. On a divided road or highway with a median, if a school bus has stopped to load or unload passengers

A ____Traffic on both sides of the highway must stop
B ____ Traffic on both sides of the highway may proceed
C ____ Only the traffic in the lanes behind the bus must stop
D ____ None of the above

  1. Which of the following activities is illegal

A ____ Passing a school bus on the right
B ____ Passing a school bus on the left
C ____ Driving past a school bus with its yellow lights flashing
D ____ All of the above

  1. Students exiting a school bus who will need to cross the street should

A ____ Wait until the bus has pulled away to cross the street
B ____ Cross the street behind the bus
C ____ Cross the street in front of the bus
D ____ Walk down to the corner to cross the street

  1. When a school bus approaches a railroad crossing, with or without a barrier the driver must

A ____ Stop completely and look both ways
B ____ Open the bus door
C ____ Listen for an oncoming train
D ____ All of the above

  1. The penalties for passing a stopped school bus with red lights flashing is

A____ 60 days to 6 month suspended license
B____ Fine of up to $2500
C____ 6 demerit points on your license
D­­­____ Up to 12 months in jail
E____ All of the above

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Foundation Insurance Group, wishes all students and parents a very safe and successful school year. Contact us today to discuss any of your insurance needs, or visit our website:

Answer key: 1B, 2A, 3C, 4D, 5C, 6A, 7C, 8D, 9E

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