New york Driver’s Examination

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..

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. Each question has four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the New York State Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Handbook. Questions come from chapters covering: School Buses, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. The applicant must also obtain the Passenger endorsement. The School Bus endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.

Number of Question
Passing Score

If a bus has a restroom, the restroom must include:

Explanation
The restroom on a bus must be equipped with an emergency buzzer.

The overhead inside rearview mirror:

Explanation
In a school bus, the overhead inside rearview mirror is used to monitor passenger activity inside the bus.

At railroad crossings, bus drivers:

Explanation
When approaching a railroad crossing while driving a bus, you must stop between 15 and 50 feet from the nearest track to look and listen for any approaching trains. Only proceed once you are certain that there are no approaching trains. You do not need to stop at streetcar crossings; if a police officer or flagger is directing traffic; if there is a green traffic signal at the crossing; or at crossings marked "exempt" or "abandoned."

Buses must never carry ____ in the space occupied by passengers.

Explanation
Buses must never carry labeled radioactive materials in the area occupied by passengers.

Which of the following is likely to result in the most student deaths per year?

Explanation
More students are killed each year while getting on or off school buses than while riding as passengers on board school buses.

When passengers ride a bus:

Explanation
Do not allow passengers to leave any items in an aisle while the bus is moving. Aisles and stairwells should always be free of obstructions.

Before driving a bus that has been left unattended:

Explanation
People sometimes damage unattended buses. When inspecting a bus that has been left unattended, you should do a walkthrough to check the interior for damage.
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