Ah the training.
My trainer was and is still a very nice guy. He is very knowing about the ins and outs of what I need to know for the test and also what I will need to know on the route. Unlike english school runs these are fairly controlled and well maintained. The actual requirements for the test were harsh but understandable. I would have to perform several manouvers. These are: Offset parking, the alley dock and reversing in a straight line. Also tested would be my driving skills and student pick up and drop off.
Not only would my driving be closely watched but I would also have to perform a pre-trip inspection on my bus. This basically makes sure that the bus is safe to use and suitable for kids to ride on.
It took me a while to get into the swing of it as there is so much to remember but I think that my exprience in the UK helped me out a lot here and once I had it figured out everything started falling into place and I was able to go through the inspection fairly quickly.
The driving was easy once I had figured out my bus size and I was able to get the manouvers done very quickly and well from the start. Once I was happy and my trainer was satisfied we applied for my test.
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