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1. What types of defensive driving techniques do you use?
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A bus driver, bus operator or omnibus driver is a person who drives buses professionally. Bus drivers typically drive their vehicles between bus stations or stops. They often drop off and pick up passengers on a predetermined route schedule. In British English a different term, coach drivers, is used for drivers on long-distance routes and school trips.
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School Bus Driver Interview Questions
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How would you handle a situation on your bus in which a student attempted to or did physically harm you or another student?
 
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Notify headquarters immediately.
 
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Tolerate that and then tell him or her that is wrong.
 
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If I were to ask your previous employer about how many days you missed over the last year, what would he say?
 
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On time, only 3 days missed (snow)
 
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Maybe one due to a family issue.
 
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If a fight breaks out while in route to school, how would you handle the situation?
 
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Pull over stop bus, call on radio and inform the administration.
 
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Call the office and try to diffuse the situation.
 
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How do you plan to adapt to many different bus routes?
 
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By paying attention and writing it in a piece of paper.
 
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As an experienced driver, finding new places has come easy, in this position, I am already familiar with our County, so as I study further I know this will come easy as well.
 
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Tell me about your experience operating a large vehicle.
 
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I have a little experiences driving a large vehicle. I am willing to learn.
 
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Full size trucks, conversion van.
 
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What would your last employer say about your reliability?
 
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He was an awesome employee, sad to see him go, and very trustworthy.
 
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Never late and dependable.
 
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If a kid throws up, while in route to school, how would you handle the situation?
 
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Iwould stop the bus safty and atend to the student administry first aid do a quik clean up and notify school.
 
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1.Pull over the bus;2.Do first aids ;3. Temperory cleaning; 4. Report to the school.
 
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If an older student kicks a younger student out of a seat, how would you handle this situation?
 
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Pull over talk to the students knvovled and report.
 
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I would tell the older student that is not acceptable behavior and ask that student to move closer to me.
 
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A person you do not know comes to your bus to pick up a kindergarten student. The student does not seem to know them. What would you do?
 
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I say you dont take tham.
 
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I would not let that child go with them, ask for that person's name and contact my supervisor and await instruction.
 
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Do you have any driver certifications?
 
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No but I'm willing to learn and get one.
 
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Yes, I have a class be licenses, bus driver, and passenger certification.
 
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Are you willing to work as a substitute driver in all areas of the district?
 
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I would that would be a great way to learn the community.
 
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Definitely.That way I can have a better knowledge of my community.
 
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13 of 25
A student changes seats several times. You have asked him to sit still without success. What would be your response?
 
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I would ask him to come to the front of the bus and sit behind me. If he still does not listen, I will inform him that he's getting a write up.
 
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Till kid sit on one plase.
 
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14 of 25
You have entered a busy intersection and a passenger vehicle cuts in front of you. What would be your response?
 
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I would take my foot off the gas or put my foot on the brake and slow down to allow enough space between myself and the car in front.
 
2.
Slow down to avoid an accident and honk.
 
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What measures will you ensure to keep children safe?
 
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Make sure that the kids are behaving in a safe manner on my bus and always be aware of my surroundings and the conditions.
 
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I will explains the rules so they understand what is expected of them.
 
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Driving a school bus requires arriving at the bus depot at 6 AM. Will this work for you?
 
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Yes, I believe it is good to come to a job that you enjoy.
 
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Yes iam allways up at that time.
 
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17 of 25
If a kid continues to throw a paper airplane at you while in route to school, how would you handle the situation?
 
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I would pull over to the side of the road and instruct the kid to stop and if he did not I would report it to the school and my supervisor.
 
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Pull the bus over and caution the student.
 
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What do you think would be the most rewarding aspect of driving a school bus?
 
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Getting to know the kids' personalities.
 
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Knowing that I getting the kids to school safe and on time.
 
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What are some skills that make you a better school bus driver?
 
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I am alert and aware of the responsibility I have to keep these children safe. I have a terrific driving record. I am a defensive driver. I am able to keep calm and think things through in stressful situations.
 
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Safe drive responsebal honest.
 
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Tell me about your driver training.
 
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You guys privead me training.
 
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I have not received training but I am willing to learn.
 
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21 of 25
How well do you control your temper?
 
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I am patient. I have a 4-year old. I know kids aren't perfect all the time, but I do hold them accountable for their actions.
 
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Never controlled. It takes alot to push my botton.
 
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22 of 25
Why do you want to be a school bus driver?
 
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I like driving and I like children. I also like the schedule.
 
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To help kids get to school to get an education to become productive members of society.
 
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How do you make sure scheduled stops are on time?
 
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Yes, because students need to be on time for class and parents need to know what time to expect their children home.
 
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Yes because the times are written so everyone has enough time to get there on time.
 
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If I were to ask your previous employer, about how many days you missed, what would he or she say?
 
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Not many. I hardly ever called in sick. Actually, I don't remember the last situation where I called in sick.
 
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Very dependable and did not miss shifts.
 
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Is there anything we should be aware of that may come up on your criminal background check?
 
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Yes 15 years ago I got into trouble.
 
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No. I do not have any concerns with you taking a criminal background check on my.
 
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