PCV Test - 16

PCV Test - 16
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Question 1 of 20

What do you have to be aware of when driving a double-deck bus on a road that has a steep camber?

'Keep left' islands

A smooth road surface

Pedestrian crossings

Overhanging trees

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Question 2 of 20

What does good passenger care include?

Making criticisms of other road users

Providing a commentary on the route

Talking to passengers while driving

Helping passengers who need directions

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Question 3 of 20

Your bus breaks down on the motorway. What should you do if it isn't feasible to remove your passengers from the vehicle?

Move the passengers to the rear of the bus

Move passengers to the front of the bus

Move passengers to the middle of the bus

Tell passengers to stay in the same seats

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Question 4 of 20

What would contribute to the safety and comfort of your passengers?

Giving change on the move

Driving with the door open

Thinking and planning well ahead

Braking hard before reaching a bend

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Question 5 of 20

You're about to drive on a route where you'll be picking up wheelchair users. What must be checked before leaving the depot?

Boarding device


Door seals


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Question 6 of 20

You're driving a bus displaying this sign. When can you use its hazard warning lights?

When stopped at a pedestrian crossing

When children are getting on or off the vehicle

When approaching a school crossing patrol

When there is a sign warning of a school ahead

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Question 7 of 20

What should you be especially aware of while you're driving a double-deck bus on a road with a steep camber?

Lamp posts

Parking meters

Parked cars

Litter bins

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Question 8 of 20

What's the main reason for using smooth acceleration when you're driving a bus?

To reduce wear on the tyres

To reduce wear on the engine

To improve fuel consumption

To improve passenger comfort

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Question 9 of 20

What should you watch for when you drive away from a bus stop?

Passengers who avoid paying the correct fare

Passengers smoking in the lower saloon

Passengers leaving the bus

Passengers using expired travel passes

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Question 10 of 20

You're the driver of a one-person-operated double-deck bus. How do you stay aware of passengers on the top deck?

By counting passengers up and down the staircase

By frequent checks upstairs while stopped at bus stops

By listening to passengers in the upstairs gangway when approaching bus stops

By making full use of the internal mirror system

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Question 11 of 20

When may the built-in TV and video equipment be used on a coach?

When the coach is moving slowly

When it cannot be seen by the driver

During long motorway journeys

During a coach tour

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Question 12 of 20

What are kneeling buses designed to improve?

Access for the driver

Access to the luggage bay

Access for passengers

Access for maintenance

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Question 13 of 20

What's a bus driver's first priority?

The safety and comfort of your passengers

Keeping to the timetable

Completing tachograph records correctly

Making sure that your destination is clearly marked

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Question 14 of 20

You're driving a bus carrying passengers at night. Why should you always switch on the interior lights?

It will help you see the road ahead

So that passengers can see to move around

It will help passengers to see outside

So that you can see your controls

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Question 15 of 20

When can you drive a bus at night without having the interior lights switched on?

When the passengers want to sleep

When most passengers want the lights off

When there are no standing passengers

When there are no passengers

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Question 16 of 20

Your double-deck bus breaks down on a busy road. Where should you ask your passengers to move to?

The rear of the bus

The top deck

The lower deck

The front of the bus

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Question 17 of 20

What's the purpose of a kneeling bus?

To improve passenger comfort on bumpy roads

To help with access under low bridges

To allow the step height to be raised and lowered

To give more clearance over speed ramps

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Question 18 of 20

You're in the centre lane of a motorway, overtaking another vehicle. What should you do before returning to the left-hand lane?

Signal left then check your mirror

Wait for the other driver to flash their headlights

Check ahead and then your nearside mirror

Check behind for fast traffic in the right-hand lane

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Question 19 of 20

You're driving a bus on a windy day. What should you do when you're overtaking a motorcyclist?

Pass close to shield them from the wind

Move back early to protect them from buffeting

Pass wide in case they're blown off course

Signal left so they know you're pulling in

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Question 20 of 20

What's the greatest risk to your safety when you're overtaking on a motorway in very wet weather?

Your engine may get flooded

Your braking distance may be reduced

Your steering may become heavy

Your tyres may lose grip