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On the Urban Route

Quiz 2

Choose the best answer for the following multiple choice questions. Your answers will be marked electronically and results will be provided to you after you complete the quiz. You may print a copy of your results.


To start a shift a bus operator makes contact with


a) A mechanic.
b) A dispatcher.
c) A supervisor.


A bus operator needs to review


a) The weather reports.
b) The company bulletin board.
c) The bus maintenance reports.


A paddle card


a) Describes a specific location along a route.
b) Describes a bus route.
c) Describes a bus maintenance record.


A dispatcher is responsible for


a) Operator assignments.
b) Operator reports.
c) Operator timesheets.


A farebox is


a) A place to buy tickets.
b) A mechanical or electronic system for collecting fares.
c) A place for bus tickets.


A vehicle defect card


a) Is filled out by a dispatcher.
b) Is filled out by maintenance.
c) Is filled out by a bus operator.


A spill kit is used to


a) Clean up hazardous spills.
b) Clean up routine spills.
c) Clean up spills.


Conducting a bus pre-trip inspection is required by


a) Law
b) Supervisors.
c) Maintenance.


How do bus operators learn safe driving manoeuvres?


a) By taking company training and by practising.
b) Good drivers are born; no amount of training helps.
c) By having a good attitude.


The five fundamentals of defensive driving are


a) Think and look ahead; anticipate hazards; keep options open; manage risk; control with finesse.
b) Think and look ahead; anticipate hazards; keep options open; choose safe speeds; control with finesse.
c) Think and look ahead; anticipate hazards; keep options open; manage risk; brake intelligently.


To end a shift an operator must


a) Conduct a post-trip inspection and check in with the supervisor.
b) Conduct a post-trip inspection; report issues; check with the dispatcher.
c) Conduct a pre-trip inspection.


Which is the most important for a bus operator?


a) Schedule
b) Safety
c) Schedule and safety are equally important


Think and look ahead means to


a) Pass safely.
b) Take in the whole scene.
c) Calculate following distances.


Defensive driving means to


a) Obey all signs and signals.
b) Take the right-of-way.
c) Prevent collisions regardless of other drivers.


Written Answer Question.


Using the sentence lead write at least 200, but no more than 225, words on: I feel I am a responsible driver because I …

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