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1 / 30

Which of the vehicles below would be required to stop at all uncontrolled railway crossings?

2 / 30

If reversing a school bus and you lose sight of the guide, what should you do?

3 / 30

Which of the following statements about long combination vehicles is incorrect?

4 / 30

To safely complete a left turn in a large vehicle, it is recommended that you:

5 / 30

When should a defect be reported to the carrier?

6 / 30

When conversing with or offering help to someone with disabilities, it is important to:

7 / 30

Which of the following statements is true about a B Train coupling mechanism?


8 / 30

When reversing to unload a dump vehicle, you should:

9 / 30

Emergency medical responders driving with their sirens on are granted special driving permissions, but they are not able to:


10 / 30

When preparing to discharge a fire extinguisher to put out a fire, you should hold the extinguisher in what position?

11 / 30

Total stopping distance is:

12 / 30

When driving a vehicle that is transporting dangerous goods, all pertinent documents should be located where?

13 / 30

When uncoupling a truck tractor from a semi-trailer, when should you lower the landing gear?

14 / 30

The law requires that the wheels of a parked vehicle be no farther than what distance from the curb?

15 / 30

Which of the following is true of a truck registered for a weight of 10,000 kilograms being driven solely in this Province?

16 / 30

In what situations would the use of CB radios be exempt from the Distracted Driving Law?

17 / 30

When is an air brake 'Q' endorsement required?

18 / 30

What is the correct order of steps for a pre-trip air brake inspection?

19 / 30

When a driver is making more than one delivery of dangerous goods, he or she should make note of the change in the quantity of dangerous goods on the shipping document when?

20 / 30

As a school bus driver, you should never:

21 / 30

What is the minimum seating capacity (including the driver) for a commercial vehicle to be considered a 'bus' under the Traffic Safety Act?

22 / 30

Which of the vehicles below would be required to stop at all uncontrolled railway crossings?


  • a. A 16-passenger tour bus
  • b. A truck that has just finished unloading a delivery of flammable liquids
  • c. A semi-trailer carrying corrosive materials
  • d. An ambulance



Why are railway crossings potentially more dangerous for larger, heavier commercial vehicles?


  • a. These vehicles need more time to clear a crossing
  • b. These vehicles need to stop farther away from a crossing before proceeding safely
  • c. These vehicles need more speed to clear the crossing
  • d. These vehicles have to overcome the centrifugal force acting upon them



Corrosive materials can corrode:


  • a. Internal tissue
  • b. All answers are correct
  • c. Human skin
  • d. Metal



If a 'reserved lane' sign includes a list of hours of the day or days of the week on it, what do these mean?


  • a. They indicate when the vehicles represented on the sign are not permitted to drive in that 
  • b. They indicate when any vehicle can drive in that lane
  • c. They indicate when that lane is reserved
  • d. They indicate when that lane is not reserved



When reversing a semi-trailer, you should:


  • a. Honk the horn only if there are other vehicles or bystanders in the vicinity
  • b. Turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction to where you want the trailer to go
  • c. Tap the throttle gently to begin reversing
  • d. Turn the steering wheel in the same direction to where you want to go



If safety marks are needed to indicate the presence of dangerous goods, where on the vehicle should they be placed?

23 / 30

What are the four factors affecting the distance a commercial vehicle needs to stop?

24 / 30

According to this Provinces Hours of service legislation, under which of the following conditions would a driver not be allowed to drive?

25 / 30

What is the best solution for preventing driver fatigue?

26 / 30

What is the best approach for ensuring that students are behaved and conduct themselves safely on the bus?

27 / 30

If doing a pre-trip air brake inspection, which of the below would be acceptable pressure levels for the air supply valve and park control valve to pop out at?


28 / 30

What is a possible disciplinary action assessed to a carrier due to failing to follow a written safety program?

29 / 30

What does a white diamond on a black background featured on a 'reserved lane' sign indicate?


30 / 30

What is the maximum speed limit for a loaded bus under ideal conditions?


What is a Class 1 Licence in British Columbia?

A Class 1 Licence in British Columbia allows you to operate a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) over 11,794 kg or any combination of vehicles where the towed vehicle has a GVWR of more than 4,600 kg.

Who is eligible to apply for a Class 1 Licence in British Columbia?

To be eligible for a Class 1 Licence, you must be at least 19 years old and have a Class 5 (full-privilege) driver’s licence in British Columbia.

What are the steps to obtain a Class 1 Licence in British Columbia?

The steps generally include passing a knowledge test, obtaining a learner’s Class 1 licence, completing a training program (if applicable), and passing a road test. The road test typically consists of a pre-trip inspection, an air brake test (if applicable), and a practical driving examination.

What topics are covered in the Class 1 Licence knowledge test?

The knowledge test includes questions related to air brakes (if applicable), safe driving practices, traffic laws and regulations, and general knowledge about operating Class 1 vehicles.

How can I prepare for the Class 1 Licence knowledge test in British Columbia?

You can prepare for the knowledge test by studying the British Columbia Commercial Driving Manual, which is available online. You can also take practice tests to assess your knowledge and identify areas where you might need additional study.

Do I need to take an air brake endorsement test for a Class 1 Licence?

If you plan to operate vehicles equipped with air brakes, you will need to obtain an air brake endorsement. This may require passing an air brake knowledge test in addition to the Class 1 Licence knowledge test.

What are the fees associated with getting a Class 1 Licence in British Columbia?

The fees for a Class 1 Licence can vary, and they may include the knowledge test fee, learner’s licence fee, and road test fee. There may also be additional costs for any required training programs.

Are there age restrictions for obtaining a Class 1 Licence in British Columbia?

Yes, you must be at least 19 years old to apply for a Class 1 Licence in British Columbia.

Is there a waiting period between passing the knowledge test and taking the road test for a Class 1 Licence?

The waiting period can vary, but generally, you will need to hold a Class 1 Learner’s Licence for a certain period and gain practical experience before taking the road test. This waiting period may be several months.

How long is a Class 1 Licence valid in British Columbia?

In British Columbia, a Class 1 Licence is typically valid for five years. You will need to renew it before the expiry date to continue driving commercially.

What is the difference between a Class 1 Licence and other commercial driver’s licences, like Class 2 or Class 3?

Class 1 allows you to drive the heaviest and most complex vehicles, typically tractor-trailers or semi-trucks. Class 2 and 3 licences are for buses and trucks of lighter classifications, respectively.

Please note that regulations and requirements may change over time, so it’s important to check with the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure or visit their official website for the most up-to-date information regarding Class 1 Licence requirements and testing procedures.

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