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Maine CDL Permit Test - Bus

Number of questions: 20
Passing score: 16
Directions: 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 Maine 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.
If you must back up at a student pick-up point, you should:
Back up before the students load the bus.
Let the students load the bus before backing up.
Let half of the students load the bus and then back up to meet the second half.
2.
Before evacuating a bus in response to a hazard, a driver should:
Ask the students if they want to leave.
Explain the situation to the dispatcher.
Take their time deciding if an evacuation is necessary.
3.
When dropping off students at a school, a driver should:
Secure the bus by turning off the engine.
Leave the key in the ignition, if leaving the driver’s compartment.
Read a book while students unload.
4.
Doors should be closed while a school bus is being driven, except when:
Crossing railroad tracks.
Needing to cool off the inside of the vehicle.
There is no vehicle next to the bus.
5.
During the driving test, when encountering a railroad crossing, you should:
Pass another vehicle on the tracks if the other vehicle is going too slow.
Get out of the vehicle to check for a train.
Not change gears while your vehicle is on the tracks.
6.
With the exception of the straight line backing exercise, a driver may exit their vehicle and check its position during testing exercises up to:
One time.
Two times.
Three times.
7.
If a bus must be evacuated, it is safest for students to:
Stand no more than 50 feet away from the bus.
Stand downwind of the bus in the event of a fire.
Be led far away from any railroad tracks.
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