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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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8. 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.

9. Students loading and unloading a bus:

Explanation
More students are killed each year during loading or unloading of school buses than while riding on school buses. Therefore, it is critical that school bus drivers follow appropriate safety procedures during loading and unloading. This process should never take place without being properly supervised.

10. Backing a school bus is:

Explanation
Backing a school bus is strongly discouraged and should only be done if there is no safe alternative. If you must drive in reverse, be sure to follow all proper safety protocol.

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

Explanation
When inspecting a tractor/trailer coupling, look into the fifth wheel gap and make sure the locking jaws are fully closed around the kingpin.

12. As a general rule, student safety is best maintained by:

Explanation
In most emergency situations, students will be safest and best kept under control if they do not evacuate the school bus.

13. As students exit the bus, the driver should watch students to ensure that:

Explanation
The driver of a school bus should observe students as they enter or exit the bus to ensure that they are not caught in the door or handrails. It is also important to make sure the students have moved a safe distance away from the unloading area after they have exited the bus.

14. If your bus is equipped with a roof-mounted strobe light, it should be used:

Explanation
If equipped, a school bus's roof-mounted strobe light should be used when conditions create an environment of limited visibility.
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