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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. Test questions come from the Florida CDL Handbook. 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. When crossing railroad tracks, you should:

Explanation
When crossing railroad tracks during the on-road driving skills test, you must not stop, change gears, pass another vehicle, or change lanes while any part of your vehicle is in the railroad crossing.

2. If your vehicle is equipped with a cargo lift, you should ensure that:

Explanation
When checking a cargo lift as part of your vehicle inspection test, you should check for leaking, damaged, or missing parts. The lift must be fully retracted and latched securely.

3. While students load and unload a bus, the driver should:

Explanation
The driver of a school bus should observe students as they enter or exit the bus to ensure that they are not caught in the door or handrails. It is also important to make sure the students have moved a safe distance away from the unloading area after they have exited the bus.

4. Students should board a school bus:

Explanation
Students should board a school bus slowly while in a single-file line and holding the handrails.

5. When you are approaching a bus stop, the students on your bus should:

Explanation
Students on a school bus should remain seated until they are told otherwise. It is unsafe for students to walk around the bus while it is moving.

6. When driving on the expressway during the skills test, you should:

Explanation
During the on-road driving skills test, you may be asked to drive on an expressway. Make sure you maintain proper lane positioning, vehicle spacing, and vehicle speed. Continue to thoroughly check traffic in all directions while on the expressway.

7. 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.
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