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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 three or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Oregon Commercial Driver 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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1. 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.

2. When exiting your vehicle, you must maintain ____ with the vehicle at all times.

Explanation
When exiting 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 performing a pre-trip inspection and looking into the fifth wheel gap, you should:

Explanation
When inspecting a trailer coupling, you should make sure the fifth wheel locking jaws are closed around the shank of the kingpin, not the head of the kingpin.

4. Outside mirrors should be adjusted:

Explanation
The adjustment of all mirrors on a school bus should always be checked before the bus is driven.

5. During a basic vehicle control skills test, you may be asked to:

Explanation
Maneuvers that may be included in the basic vehicle control skills test include straight line backing, offset back/right parking, offset back/left parking, driver side parallel parking, conventional parallel parking, and alley docking.

6. When should you inspect the mirrors on a bus?

Explanation
The mirrors of a bus should always be inspected before a trip. Adjust them as necessary before beginning to drive.

7. An outside convex mirror is properly adjusted if:

Explanation
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.
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