Driving a bus is not that much more complicated than driving a car. You do have to be more careful, given the length and weight of a bus, as well as the responsibility you have to your passengers. However, the basics are the same, though you may need to learn to shift if you’ve never driven a standard before.
Whats it like to drive a bus?
Driving a bus is often easier than driving a car. A lot of the drivers are courteous to bus drivers and block for them when we need to make a turn or change lanes. Buses get to use the express lanes so the amount of time we actually sit in traffic is limited. The buses I drive are well maintained.
Are bus drivers happy?
Bus drivers are one of the least happy careers in the United States. At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, bus drivers rate their career happiness 2.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 12% of careers.
Why do bus drivers drive so fast?
Buses run on a schedule and they have what’s called timing points, meaning every stop they stop at has a set time they are supposed to arrive at said stop. If traffic or accidents or the weather interfere with that and slow them down they have drive a bit faster or slower to make up the time difference.
What do bus drivers do all day?
The bus driver completes full inspections of the vehicle every day. They check the lights, tire pressure, doors, windshield wipers, fluid levels and brakes. They also check weather conditions to make sure it’s safe to make the trip.
Is being a bus driver easy?
School districts across the country are struggling to fill vital school bus driver positions. There’s a reason that great school bus drivers are difficult to find and keep: driving a school bus requires more than just driving skill and patience. The job requires a unique skill set, and it’s not as easy as you’d think.
Why do I want to be a bus driver?
Why do you want to work for our company as a Bus Driver? “I want to work for your company because, having researched you prior to applying, not only do you aim to provide a great service to your customers and passengers, but you also take the rules and regulations surrounding the transportation of passengers seriously.
How do you give way to the bus?
Priority for buses
Other vehicle drivers should give way to a bus displaying the give way sign in a built up area, when the bus is about to enter or proceed in the lane or line of traffic, and the bus is in front of the driver. You are still required to obey the road rules when entering the traffic.
When can you go around a bus?
When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing and its stop arm extended, you must stop your vehicle at least 20 feet from the bus. Oncoming traffic and motorists approaching the bus from behind may not move until the stop arm is retracted and the red lights are no longer flashing.