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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 North Dakota Commercial Driver Guide. Questions come from chapters covering: Safety, Passengers, School Buses, Cargo, Air Brakes, 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.

Passing grade:

If you must stop on the side of a highway, how far behind your vehicle should warning devices be placed?

Explanation
When stopping your CMV on the side of a highway, warning devices must be placed 10 feet, 100 feet, and 200 feet behind the vehicle.

When asked about the vehicle's oil during the vehicle inspection test, you must be able to do all of the following, except:

Explanation
During the vehicle inspection test, you must be able to indicate where the oil dipstick is located; show that the oil level is within a safe operating range; and show that the oil level is above the refill mark.

If hydraulic brakes fail, a driver can reduce their speed by:

Explanation
If your hydraulic bakes fail, shifting into a lower gear can help slow your vehicle down.

If you must drive a school bus during periods of high winds, you should:

Explanation
You should slow down when driving a school bus in high winds. Keep a strong grip on the steering wheel and try to anticipate gusts.

If asked to sight-side back your vehicle into an alley, you should first:

Explanation
If you are asked to alley dock, you should first pull past the alley and stop your vehicle in a position that is parallel to the outer boundary. From there, you should back your vehicle entirely into the alley parking area. Your vehicle should be parked in a straight position within the boundaries of the parking space.

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.

If a roadway is covered by fog, it is best for you to:

Explanation
Driving in fog is always dangerous. If possible, you should always avoid driving under foggy conditions.
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