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1

What would you do when you are in an intersection and you see an emergency vehicle with sirens approaching?

drive through, safely move to the right, and stop

Emergency vehicles often use the wrong side of the street to continue on their way. If you are in an intersection when you see an emergency vehicle, continue through the intersection and then, drive to the right as soon as it is safe and stop.

2

What minimum distance should a vehicle maintain while following a fire engine or an ambulance with a siren or flashing lights?

500 feet

It is against the law to follow within 500 feet behind any fire engine, police vehicle, ambulance, or other emergency vehicles with a siren or flashing lights.

3

How do you yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle that is closely approaching you?

Drive to the right edge of the road and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed.

4

True or False. 

You cannot drive or park on the street where an ambulance has answered an emergency. 

True

5

True or False:

Emergency vehicles often use the wrong side of the street to continue on their way.

True

6

Why shouldn't you stop by an accidental fire scene, out of curiosity or just for sight-seeing?

You may interfere with the essential services of police, firefighter, ambulance crews, or other rescue or emergency personnel.

If you drive for sight-seeing purposes to the scene of a fire, collision, or other disasters, you may be arrested.

7

True or False:

Slowing down just to look at collisions or anything else out-of-the-ordinary causes traffic congestion.

True

Slowing down just to look at collisions can hold up the traffic flow and lead to traffic congestion. Never drive to the scene of an accident, fire, or other disaster just to look.

8

Which color lights of a school bus warn you to slow down and prepare to stop?

yellow flashing lights

 

9

Fill in the blank.

If you approach a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights activated, you must slow down to a speed less than ____________ when the posted speed limit is below 25 mph. 

If you approach a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights activated, you must slow down to a speed less than 5 mph when the posted speed limit is below 25 mph. 

10

True or False:

You must obey any traffic direction, order, or signal given by a traffic or peace officer, or a firefighter even if it conflicts with existing signs, signals, or laws.

True

11

What should you do if a school bus' stop arm is extended out and the bus is stopped on the road ahead to load children?

Come to a complete stop, wait to proceed until the stop arm is withdrawn. 

Even after the bus begins to move again, do not proceed until you are sure there are no children crossing the road ahead of you.

12

True or False:

In Texas, you are required to stop if you approach a school bus from either direction and the bus is displaying alternately flashing red lights.

True

13

Can you be cited for driving too close to a fire truck when its flashing lights are on?

Yes, you can be cited for driving too close to an emergency vehicle.

14

What consequences could you face if you fail to yield the right-of-way to a school bus?

A fine of $500 - $1,250

In case of a 2nd conviction and every conviction after (within 5 years), you are liable to a fine between $1000 and $2000 and possible suspension of driver's license for up to six months.

 

 

15

Choose the correct option. 

Do not pass a stopped school bus displaying alternately flashing red lights until

A. the bus has finished loading/unloading children

B. you are signaled by the driver to proceed

C.  the red light has turned yellow

you are signaled by the driver to proceed

Do not pass a stopped school bus displaying alternately flashing red lights until the bus has resumed motion, or you are signaled by the driver to proceed, or the red lights are no longer flashing. 

16

True or False:

If you are near a school, you must look for stopped school buses, children crossing the street, school safety patrols, and crossing guards.

True

17

Fill in the blank.

For the crossing guard’s safety, allow them to safely get to the                    before driving ahead.

For the crossing guard’s safety, allow them to safely get to the side of the road before driving ahead.

18

In Texas, are you required to stop on a divided highway or a multi-lane, when a school bus is stopped on the other side? 

No, you do not need to stop.

19

An emergency vehicle driver may have to use a loudspeaker. Why?

to talk to drivers blocking his or her path.

At times, the drivers of emergency vehicles have to use loudspeakers to talk to drivers blocking their path.

20

True or False:

You must yield the right-of-way to a police car, fire engine, ambulance, or other emergency vehicles that use a siren and/or flashing lights.

True

21

What should you do when you see a school bus stopped on the road ahead to load or unload children?

Come to a complete stop. Wait to proceed until the lights have stopped flashing. Observe if the stop arm is withdrawn.