Bus

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 possible answer choices. Test questions come from the New Mexico 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. Backing a school bus is:

Explanation
Backing a school bus is strongly discouraged and should only be done if there is no safe alternative. If you must drive in reverse, be sure to follow all proper safety protocol.

2. When completing an offset back/left parking maneuver, a driver 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.

3. When approaching a school bus stop, the bus driver should:

Explanation
A school bus driver should always approach bus stops slowly and cautiously.

4. When boarding a school bus, students should:

Explanation
Students should board a school bus slowly and in a single-file line. For safety, boarding students should use the handrail.

5. ABS helps you:

Explanation
The function of an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is to prevent a vehicle's wheels from locking up when the driver brakes hard on a slippery surface.

6. Loading and unloading a bus:

Explanation
Passengers may stumble when getting on or off of a school bus. The driver should caution passengers to watch their step when exiting.

7. When encountering a railroad crossing during the driving test, you should:

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