Bus

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.. Read More

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 Washington D.C. 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. As a general rule, student safety is best maintained by:

Explanation
In most emergency situations, students will be safest and best kept under control if they do not evacuate the school bus.

2. Failing to exit your vehicle properly during an exercise in the basic vehicle control skills test will result in:

Explanation
When exiting your vehicle during the basic vehicle control skills test, you must face the vehicle and maintain three points of contact at all times. If your testing vehicle is a bus, you must maintain contact with the handrail. Exiting the vehicle incorrectly may result in automatic failure of the basic control skills test.

3. The overhead inside rearview mirror:

Explanation
In a school bus, the overhead inside rearview mirror is used to monitor passenger activity inside the bus.

4. Outside mirrors on a school bus should be adjusted:

Explanation
All mirrors on a school bus should be checked and adjusted before beginning a trip. Proper mirror adjustment is vital to the safety of all students and surrounding vehicles.

5. If a student drops an item near a stopped bus, they should:

Explanation
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.

6. If a student drops an item while approaching the bus, the student should:

Explanation
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. Before leaving a bus stop, a driver should:

Explanation
Before pulling away from a bus stop, a driver should make sure that there are no students running to catch the bus.
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