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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 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.

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1. Which of the following statements is correct?

Explanation
Missing clamps, spacers, studs, or lugs can be a dangerous defect. Mismatched, bent, or cracked lock rings are not safe to be used. Wheels or rims with welded repairs are not safe.

2. The maximum amount of play that is safe on a 20-inch steering wheel is:

Explanation
A steering wheel with play of more than 10 degrees may be defective. On a 20-inch wheel, this is equal to about two inches of movement at the rim of the wheel.

3. If approaching a railroad crossing while driving a placarded vehicle, you should always:

Explanation
If approaching a railroad crossing while driving a transit bus, school bus, or placarded vehicle, special procedures apply. Before crossing, stop your vehicle within 50 feet of, but not less than 15 feet from, the nearest rail. Activate your four-way flashers while crossing. Do not stop, change gears, or change lanes while any part of your vehicle is proceeding across the tracks.

4. When driving, your mirrors should:

Explanation
It is important for you to be aware of your surroundings at all times. To do this, regularly check your mirrors.

5. Pressing and releasing the brake pedal unnecessarily can:

Explanation
On a vehicle with air brakes, pressing and releasing the brake pedal unnecessarily may let air out of the braking system faster than the compressor can replace it. This may cause the system's air pressure to become too low and the brakes to stop working.

6. When parked on the side of a road, you should:

Explanation
If you must stop on the side of the road, you should turn on your emergency flashers to alert other road users. This is particularly important at night.

7. If you must drive very slowly, you should:

Explanation
If you must drive slowly, you should warn drivers behind you by turning on your emergency flashers, as long as local law permits their use.
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