Kentucky Driver’s Examination

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..

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 Kentucky 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.

Number of Question
Passing Score

When dropping off students at a school, a driver should:

Explanation
When unloading students at a school, a bus driver must secure the bus by turning off the engine. If they must leave the driver's compartment, they should remove the key from the ignition. The driver must supervise the unloading process.

When driving a school bus, mirrors should be adjusted:

Explanation
You should always check the adjustment of all your mirrors before operating a school bus.

Crossover mirrors help the driver see:

Explanation
Crossover mirrors are used to help a driver see the danger zone area directly in front of a school bus. The mirrors should also display the danger zone areas to the left and right sides of the bus, including the area from the front of the bus to the service door.

When completing a conventional parallel parking maneuver, you should:

Explanation
You may be asked to complete a conventional parallel parking maneuver into a parking space that is to the right of your vehicle. You should drive past the parking space before backing into it while bringing the rear of your vehicle as close to the rear of the space as possible. Your vehicle should be completely within the boundaries of the space.

When encountering a railroad crossing during the driving test, you should:

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

ABS allows a driver to:

Explanation
The purpose of an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is to help prevent wheel lockup and help a driver maintain control of their vehicle when braking on a slippery surface.

During the basic control skills test, you will receive points if you:

Explanation
The examiner will score the number of times your vehicle touches or crosses an exercise boundary line. Each encroachment will count as an error, resulting in points against your skills test score.
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