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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. Each question has four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Kansas Commercial Driver’s Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Safety, Passengers, School Buses, Cargo, 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. Which of the following is not acceptable emergency equipment?

Explanation
During the vehicle inspection test, you will need to show emergency equipment, including spare electrical fuses; three red reflective triangles, six fuses, or three liquid burning flares; and a properly charged and rated fire extinguisher.

2. Carry-on baggage:

Explanation
Bus passengers should never be allowed to leave baggage in the aisle or doorway of a bus. All luggage and cargo must be positioned in a manner that ensures riders are able to exit by any window or door in an emergency.

3. During a pre-trip inspection, what is the best method for checking your lights?

Explanation
During a pre-trip inspection, you should activate your lights, then get out of the vehicle to look at them.

4. A person working on a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of a road:

Explanation
Be cautious when driving near people who are working on disabled vehicles. The task will likely consume their attention, so they may not be aware of traffic or other hazards on the road.

5. If federal inspectors judge your vehicle to be unsafe, they can:

Explanation
If a federal or state inspector judges a CMV to be unsafe, they may put it out-of-service until it is fixed.

6. When doing an inspection, ensure that the brake pads are:

Explanation
When inspecting a vehicle's brakes, you should make sure the shoes and pads do not have oil, grease, or brake fluid on them.

7. If you plan to slow down, you can warn drivers behind you by:

Explanation
Before slowing down, it is a good idea to flash your brake lights by lightly tapping your brake pedal a few times. This will warn drivers behind you of your plans to slow down.
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