This endorsement is required for driving a school bus. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test. The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Each question has four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Colorado Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering School Buses, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. The School Bus endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.
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1. During a basic vehicle control skills test, what is considered a look?
A driver uses a look when they open their door, leave their seated position, and walk to the back of the vehicle to check its position. During the straight line backing exercise, a driver may not exceed one look. During any other exercise, a driver may not exceed two looks.
2. Properly adjusted outside convex mirrors should allow the driver to see:
On a school bus, outside convex mirrors should be adjusted to allow the driver to see at least one traffic lane on either side of the bus; the entire side of the bus up to the mirror mounts; and where the front of each rear tire touches the ground.
3. Properly adjusted outside mirrors should allow a bus operator to see how far behind their bus?
The left and right side flat mirrors on the outside of a school bus should be adjusted so that the driver can see 200 feet (or four bus lengths) behind the bus.
4. Before leaving a bus stop, a driver should:
Before pulling away from a bus stop, a driver should make sure that there are no students running to catch the bus.
5. When asked to complete a driver's side parallel parking maneuver, you should:
You may be asked to complete a parallel parking maneuver into a parking space that is to the left of your vehicle. You should drive past the parking space before backing into it while bringing the rear of your vehicle as close to the rear of the space as possible. Your vehicle should be completely within the boundaries of the space.
6. If a student drops an item near a stopped bus, they should:
It is dangerous for students to retrieve dropped items because doing so could cause them to disappear from the driver's view at a crucial moment. If an item is dropped, the student should get out of the bus's danger zones, get the attention of the driver, and ask the driver to retrieve the item.
7. During a basic vehicle control skills test, you may be asked to: