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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 New Jersey 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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8. When driving on the expressway during the skills test, you should:

Explanation
During the on-road driving skills test, you may be asked to drive on an expressway. Make sure you maintain proper lane positioning, vehicle spacing, and vehicle speed. Continue to thoroughly check traffic in all directions while on the expressway.

9. When crossing railroad tracks, you should:

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

10. When stopping to pick up students, you should park at least 10 feet away from the students:

Explanation
When picking up students at a bus stop, you should come to a complete stop with the front bumper of the bus at least 10 feet away from the students. This forces them to walk toward the bus, allowing you to keep an eye on their movements.

11. During a basic vehicle control skills test, you may be asked to:

Explanation
Maneuvers that may be included in the basic vehicle control skills test include straight line backing, offset back/right parking, offset back/left parking, driver side parallel parking, conventional parallel parking, and alley docking.

12. The front of an enclosed trailer should:

Explanation
When inspecting an enclosed trailer as a part of the vehicle inspection test, check the front area of the trailer for signs of damage, such as cracks, bulges, or holes.

13. When should you inspect the mirrors on a bus?

Explanation
The mirrors of a bus should always be inspected before a trip. Adjust them as necessary before beginning to drive.

14. When asked to complete a driver's side parallel parking maneuver, you should:

Explanation
You may be asked to complete a parallel parking maneuver into a parking space that is to the left 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.
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