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Top 30 School Bus Driver Interview Questions
Question 1 of 32
What types of defensive driving techniques do you use?
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Question 1 of 32
What types of defensive driving techniques do you use?
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Share what you have learned as a driver that will help you be safer on the road. It's not only the kids in the back seat you need to worry about, but there's also a highway full of vehicles who could swerve, stop or breakdown at any moment. Your ability to scan the surroundings and stay calm will be key! Explain how you are able to perceive potential threats before they occur. How do you avoid accidents? How do you respond if someone starts to walk across the street without seeing you coming?
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Question 2 of 32
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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"My immediate response would be to protect myself or the child who was being threatened. If there was a weapon involved I would use force if necessary to remove the weapon from the student. I am not trained in law enforcement, but I am good at acting quickly and taking precautions to protect my students."
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Question 3 of 32
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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Question 4 of 32
If a fight breaks out while in route to school, how would you handle the situation?
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Question 5 of 32
How do you plan to adapt to many different bus routes?
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Question 6 of 32
Tell me about your experience operating a large vehicle.
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Question 7 of 32
What would your last employer say about your reliability?
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Question 8 of 32
Do you have any driver certifications?
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Question 9 of 32
If a kid throws up, while in route to school, how would you handle the situation?
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Question 10 of 32
If an older student kicks a younger student out of a seat, how would you handle this situation?
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Question 11 of 32
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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Question 12 of 32
Are you willing to work as a substitute driver in all areas of the district?
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Question 13 of 32
A student changes seats several times. You have asked him to sit still without success. What would be your response?
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Question 14 of 32
You have entered a busy intersection and a passenger vehicle cuts in front of you. What would be your response?
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Question 15 of 32
What measures will you ensure to keep children safe?
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Question 16 of 32
Driving a school bus requires arriving at the bus depot at 6 AM. Will this work for you?
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Question 17 of 32
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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Question 18 of 32
What do you think would be the most rewarding aspect of driving a school bus?
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Question 19 of 32
What are some skills that make you a better school bus driver?
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Question 20 of 32
Tell me about your driver training.
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Question 21 of 32
How well do you control your temper?
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Question 22 of 32
Why do you want to be a school bus driver?
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Question 23 of 32
How do you make sure scheduled stops are on time?
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Question 24 of 32
If I were to ask your previous employer, about how many days you missed, what would he or she say?
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Question 25 of 32
Is there anything we should be aware of that may come up on your criminal background check?
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Question 26 of 32
Are you available to work extra shifts, like sporting events and field trips?
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Question 27 of 32
Is there anything you would like to add about yourself that you feel we should know when considering you for this position?
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Question 28 of 32
How do you handle conflict?
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Question 29 of 32
In the event of a serious accident, what procedure would you follow?
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Question 30 of 32
Tell me about your driving experience.
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Question 31 of 32
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 32 of 32
Are you experienced in using a CB radio to communicate with the school and other bus drivers?
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