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Bus Safety Week – check your answers!

 

1. When your stop is approaching, what should you do?

a. Press the button, then stand up and head towards to the doors quickly so you don’t miss your stop.

b. Press the button as early as possible, then stay seated or continue to hold on until the bus has come to a complete stop.

c. Press the button, then carefully head towards the doors, making sure you have something to hold on to.

d. When your stop is a few minutes away, move to sit or stand on the stairs in front of the door so you can get off quickly

2. You’ve just sat down and the bus has started moving, when you spot your friend sitting at the back of the bus. You’d love to catch up with your friend. What should you do?

a. Wave to your friend but remain in your seat. When you see your friend get off at the shopping centre, you hop off too so you can catch up.

b. Run towards the back the bus to sit next to your friend. If you’re quick you’ll be less likely to fall.

c. Very carefully walk towards the back of the bus to sit next to your friend.

d. Wait until the bus has stopped at a red light, then walk to the back of the bus.

3. If you’re elderly, have mobility issues or are travelling with a pram, where should you sit and get off the bus?

a. Sit towards the front or in a courtesy seat and use the front doors as they are closer to the kerb.

b. Sit wherever you feel comfortable and use the door that is closest to your seat.

c. Sit towards the front of the bus but make sure you use the back doors to leave.

d. Sit towards the back of the bus for easy access to the back doors.

4. When you’re waiting for the bus, where should you stand?

a. Stand as far away from the road as possible. Quickly jump onto the road and wave at the bus when it approaches then move back onto the footpath.

b. Stand as far away from the road as possible at all times. When you see the bus coming, stay back but signal clearly with your arm.

c. Always stand close to the road to make sure the bus driver will see you. The driver will be careful when they pull into the stop.

d. Stand right on the kerb while you wait to make sure the bus driver will see you. Once you see the bus pulling into the stop quickly move out of the way.

5. You’re meeting your 7-year old child when they get off the school bus in the afternoon. Where is the best place to meet them?

a. Stand on the opposite side of the road to the bus. When they get off the bus call out to them so they know you’re there.

b. Wait in the car wherever you can find a car park. They know your car and are sure to find it.

c. Wait at the bus stop they are getting off at. Wait for the bus to leave together and hold hands when crossing the road.

d. You shouldn’t meet them at the bus stop. Children need to learn how to be independent.

6. What does it mean when the lights on the back of the bus are flashing?

a. The bus has broken down. Make sure you drive around it carefully.

b. The bus is picking up and dropping off children. You must slow down to 40km/h to pass the bus and be on the look out for children.

c. The bus is going to pull out onto the road. Make sure you give way.

d. The bus is picking up or dropping off children. Stop behind the bus and wait for it to pull out.

7. You’re in the car waiting to turn right when you notice the bus sitting next to you in the left lane is also turning right. What do you do in this situation?

a. Take the turn as normal. There is plenty of room on the road for all vehicles.

b. Take the turn quickly to try to get around the corner before the bus.

c. Take the turn as normal but be ready to use your horn if it looks like the bus is too close.

d. Take the turn with care and leave the bus plenty of space as it is a large, long vehicle.

8. You’re driving when you see a bus stopped at a bus stop with its indicator on ready to pull out. You’re in a rush to get to your destination. What should you do?

a. Give way to the bus. Buses have the right of way when pulling out from a stop

b. Slow down in case the bus starts to move but keep driving past.

c. Continue driving as normal. The bus is waiting for a gap in the traffic before it pulls out.

d. Speed up and drive past quickly. You’re in a rush and another car will let the bus in soon.

9. When cycling next to a bus what should you do?

a. Continue cycling as normal, the driver will see you and make sure there’s plenty of space.

b. Cycle on the footpath to keep away from the bus.

c. Stop and wait for the bus to pass you.

d. Take extra care. Buses have blind spots and need extra space.

10. How wide is a bus compared to an average car and what does this mean?

a. A bus is about the same width as a car. There is plenty of room in a lane next to a bus.

b. A car is just slightly wider than a bus. There is plenty of room in a lane next to a bus.

c. A bus is about half a metre wider than most cars. You need to take care and ensure a bus has plenty of space.

d. A bus is about twice the width of a car. You need to take care and ensure a bus has plenty of space.