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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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8. Buses may carry:

Explanation
Small arms ammunition labeled ORM-D, emergency hospital supplies, and drugs are permitted to be transported by bus. Most other kinds of hazardous materials may not be carried on buses.

9. If you are confronted by an aggressive driver, you should:

Explanation
If confronted by an aggressive driver, the most important thing for you to do is get out of their way. Avoid making eye contact, do not challenge them by increasing your speed, and do not let yourself be provoked by any angry gestures they direct toward you.

10. If driving a school bus, your four-way flashers should:

Explanation
When driving a school bus, you must activate your four-way flashers while approaching and crossing a railroad crossing. Deactivate the flashers once your entire vehicle has cleared the tracks.

11. In general, refueling a bus should be done:

Explanation
A bus should not be refueled while passengers are on board unless it is absolutely necessary. In particular, a bus with passengers on board should never be refueled inside an enclosed building.

12. Multi-speed axles and auxiliary transmissions are used:

Explanation
On many vehicles, multi-speed rear axles and auxiliary transmissions are used to provide extra gears. They are usually controlled by a selector knob on the gearshift lever.

13. When checking the exhaust system, it should be:

Explanation
When checking the exhaust system, you should verify that no parts of the system are loose, broken, or missing.

14. Who is responsible for inspecting a vehicle's cargo?

Explanation
It is a driver's responsibility to inspect their cargo; recognize overloading or poorly balanced weight; know that the cargo is properly secured and not obscuring their view; and know that the cargo does not restrict access to emergency equipment. The driver is always responsible for their cargo, even if they were not the one who initially loaded and secured the cargo.
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