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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..

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 New Hampshire CDL Driver’s Guide. 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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Properly adjusted mirrors on a school bus allow the driver to see ____ behind the bus.

Explanation
Proper mirror adjustment is vital to the safe operation of a school bus. A bus's flat mirrors should be adjusted so the driver is able to see 200 feet, or four bus lengths, behind the bus.

During the steering box portion of the vehicle inspection test, you should not:

Explanation
Before a trip, ensure that the steering box is securely mounted. Check for missing nuts, bolts, and cotter keys. Be sure that there are no power steering fluid leaks and that there is no damage to power steering hoses.

During a vehicle inspection, ensure that the landing gear is:

Explanation
When inspecting a trailer during a vehicle inspection test, ensure that its landing gear has no missing parts and that it is fully raised. The crank handle should be secure and the support frame should not be damaged.

When operating a school bus, mirrors should be adjusted:

Explanation
It is critical to the safe operation of a school bus that mirrors be properly adjusted. Always check each mirror before operating the bus.

If a gate controlling a railroad crossing does not go back up after a train passes, you should:

Explanation
If you are stopped at a railroad crossing and a gate fails to return to its open position after a train passes, call your dispatcher. Do not attempt to drive around the lowered gate.

When asked to complete an offset back/left parking maneuver, you should:

Explanation
If you are asked to complete an offset back/left parking maneuver, you should first pull straight forward, then back up to the left. Your vehicle must be parked completely within the boundaries of the parking space.

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.
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