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 three possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Hawaii 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. Bus stops may be changed by:

Explanation
Official school bus routes and stops are established by the local school district. Drivers should never change a stop location without the written approval of an appropriate district official.

2. The inside rearview mirror is used to:

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

3. When operating a school bus, mirrors should be adjusted:

Explanation
It is critical to the safe operation of a school bus that mirrors be properly adjusted. Always check each mirror before operating the bus.

4. If a gate controlling a railroad crossing does not go back up after a train passes, you should:

Explanation
If you are stopped at a railroad crossing and a gate fails to return to its open position after a train passes, call your dispatcher. Do not attempt to drive around the lowered gate.

5. If your bus is equipped with a roof-mounted strobe light, it should be used:

Explanation
If equipped, a school bus's roof-mounted strobe light should be used when conditions create an environment of limited visibility.

6. To safely unload a bus, students should:

Explanation
Students who are about to unload a school bus should remain seated until the driver tells them that it is safe to exit. After exiting the bus, they should walk to a position that is at least 10 feet away from the bus so the driver can clearly see them.

7. When making a stop to pick up students, a driver should ensure all surrounding traffic has stopped before:

Explanation
When stopping to pick up students, a school bus driver should ensure that all surrounding traffic has stopped before opening the door and signaling for the students to approach the bus.
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