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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. Test questions come from the Ohio Commercial Driver’s 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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Passing Score

1. At a passive railroad crossing, the decision to proceed:

Explanation
Railroad crossings that do not have any kind of traffic control device are known as passive crossings. The decision to proceed across tracks at a passive crossing is entirely up to the driver.

2. When exiting a vehicle, it is important to maintain ____ with your vehicle at all times.

Explanation
As you exit your vehicle during the basic vehicle control skills test, you must face the vehicle and maintain three points of contact at all times. If your testing vehicle is a bus, you must maintain contact with the handrail. Exiting the vehicle incorrectly may result in automatic failure of the basic control skills test.

3. When students are being picked up by a school bus:

Explanation
A school bus driver should load and unload students only at designated stops that have been approved by appropriate school district officials.

4. When making a stop to pick up students, a driver should ensure all surrounding traffic has stopped before:

Explanation
When stopping to pick up students, a school bus driver should ensure that all surrounding traffic has stopped before opening the door and signaling for the students to approach the bus.

5. If you must drive in reverse at a student pick-up point, you should:

Explanation
Backing in a school bus is strongly discouraged and should be done only if there is no other safe way to move the vehicle. If you must drive in reverse at a student pick-up point, you should wait until all students have first loaded the bus.

6. Before evacuating a bus in response to a hazard, a driver should:

Explanation
If time permits, before deciding to evacuate a school bus, the driver should contact their dispatcher to explain the situation. The decision to evacuate must be a timely one.

7. During a basic vehicle controls skills test exercise, your vehicle's final position should be:

Explanation
You should finish each exercise with your vehicle in the exact position described by the examiner. You can be penalized for failing to complete an exercise exactly in the manner described by the examiner, potentially resulting in failure of the basic control skills test.
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