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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 Michigan Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Passengers and School Buses. The School Bus endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.

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1. 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.

2. Fueling a bus while passengers are on board is:

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

3. When stopped at a railroad crossing, one way for a bus driver to hear if a train is approaching is by:

Explanation
When approaching a railroad crossing, buses should stop between 15 and 50 feet from the nearest track and the driver should look both ways for a train. They should open the forward door if it improves their ability to see or hear an oncoming train.

4. 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.

5. If a student is believed to have suffered a back injury, you should:

Explanation
A school bus driver should not attempt to move a student who has suffered a neck or spinal injury unless the student's life is in immediate danger.

6. 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.

7. The overhead inside rearview mirror should be positioned to show:

Explanation
The top portion of the overhead inside rearview mirror should be positioned to display the top of the bus's rear window. This mirror positioning should allow the driver to see all of the students on the bus, including the heads of the students sitting immediately behind the driver.
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