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. 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.

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1. In general, a disabled bus with passengers still on board:

A disabled bus with riders on board should not be towed or pushed by another vehicle, unless it would be unsafe for the passengers to exit the bus in the location where it is stranded. If that is the case, the bus may be towed or pushed to a safe location for passengers to exit the bus.

2. After students unload at a school, the driver:

After students have exited a bus at a school, the driver should walk through the bus to check for any remaining students who are hiding or sleeping. Drivers should also look out for items that students may have left behind.

3. If a school bus needs to be evacuated, passengers should:

If a school bus needs to be evacuated in the event of an emergency, the driver must quickly determine which exit or exits will be safest for students to use and direct the students to that exit.

4. How many classes of hazardous materials are there?

A hazardous material will be placed into one of nine classes to explain the type of risks associated with the material.

5. In the event of a bus evacuation, students should be led at least ____ away from the road.

If it is necessary to evacuate a school bus, students should be led by the driver in the direction of oncoming traffic to a safe location that is at least 100 feet off the road. This will help to ensure that they are not hit by flying debris if another vehicle hits the bus.

6. An outside convex mirror is properly adjusted if:

The outside right and left side convex mirrors on a school bus should be positioned so that the driver can see the fronts of the rear tires touching the ground; each side of the bus up to the mirror mounts; and at least one traffic lane on either side of the bus.

7. When arriving at a destination, a bus driver should:

When arriving at a final destination or intermediate stop, a bus driver should remind passengers to take their belongings with them when exiting the bus. It is best for the driver to make this announcement before the bus comes to a complete stop.
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