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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 three or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Montana 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 students on the bus cause a disturbance while other students are unloading, what should you do?

Explanation
The process of loading or unloading students from a school bus requires a driver's full concentration. If there is a behavioral issue on the bus, wait until the exiting students are safely off the bus and out of the way before you address the problem on the bus.

2. During a vehicle inspection, be sure that:

Explanation
During the vehicle inspection test, you must ensure that any emergency exit warning devices are working. All emergency exits should operate smoothly, be undamaged, and close securely from the inside.

3. When students are being picked up by a school bus:

Explanation
School bus drivers may only pick up students at official stops designated by authorized school officials.

4. During a vehicle inspection, ensure that lug nuts are all of the following, except:

Explanation
During a vehicle inspection test, you must ensure that all lug nuts are present, free of cracks and distortions, and showing no signs of looseness, such as rust trails or shiny threads. Verify that all bolt holes are free of cracks and distortions.

5. When taking the on-road test, you will be evaluated on regular traffic checks. You should not:

Explanation
While taking the on-road driving skills test, check for traffic and use your mirrors regularly, especially when encountering intersections. Scan and check for pedestrians in areas where they may be present.

6. After students unload at the school, a driver should:

Explanation
After students unload at school, a school bus driver should walk through the bus to check for sleeping students, hiding students, and items that students may have left behind. Students should exit the bus in an orderly fashion with the driver supervising.

7. When should a bus start moving after students have boarded?

Explanation
Once students have boarded a school bus, the driver should wait to move the bus until all of the passengers are seated and looking forward.
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