| REGULATIONS OF THE
“BEST BUS DRIVER 2011”
Place: parking lot of Serdika bus station in Sofia
ORGANIZER: THE national magazine Avtobusi and microbusi
AIM: confirming the professionalism in the bus sector, raising the status of the bus drivers’ profession in society, stressing on the knowledge and applying of the Road Safety regulations, giving First Aid.
PLAN OF THE COMPETITION:
1. Theory exam: (solving a test consisting of 60 questions for 60 minutes)
The test is developed in conjunction with the Ministry of Transport,
Road Safety Dept and the Bulgarian Red Cross..
Stressing on the rules and regulations for driving safely, knowledge of the new European laws about work schedules and rest times of the vehicle’s crew according to Article 561/2006 and Appendix of European Contract AETR, rules for daily, weekly, fortnightly driving and resting times, regular bus lines’ passenger transport, “chartered” bus lines passenger transport, usage of the tachograph, work log-books and schedule of service, documents needed for the different types of trips, basic technical knowledge of the bus, main elements during a technical check-up from the Road Authorities, fines, medical check-up before departure, everyday instructions, first aid etc.
2. Practical Exam – 2 hours, from 16:00 to 18:00 o’clock, competitors will be tested in alphabetical order. A committee from the Bulgarian Red Cross is also present.
The competition will be held on driving a low-floor city bus VDL BERKHOF AMBASSADOR 200, specially granted by VDL Coach & Bus Center.
The practical exam will stress on tachograph competitiveness, performance of driving, fast maneuvers and reactions, practical tasks – skillful curving through cones driving forwards and backwards, correct parking, giving First Aid to an injured person by answering practical questions, prepared by the Bulgarian Red Cross.
COMMON PROVISIONS: To the competition will be allowed only drivers, working in the transport companies:
The calculation of the time lapse will be done with electronic measuring devices.
AWARD CEREMONY: Official Awarding with handing of awards and diplomas.
AWARDS: From the 1st to the 3rd place.
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