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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 two, three or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the South Carolina Commercial Driver 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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1. If equipped, a header board should:

Explanation
When checking a header board during the vehicle inspection test, you should ensure that it is secure, free of damage, and strong enough to contain cargo.

2. ABS helps you:

Explanation
The function of an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is to prevent a vehicle's wheels from locking up when the driver brakes hard on a slippery surface.

3. An inside rearview mirror is used to:

Explanation
On a school bus, the overhead inside rearview mirror is used to monitor passenger activity inside the bus. It should be adjusted to show every student on the bus, including the students directly behind the driver.

4. When approaching a curve during the on-road driving test, you must do all of the following, except:

Explanation
When approaching a curve during the on-road driving test, you should thoroughly check traffic in all directions. Before entering the curve, reduce your speed sufficiently so that further braking or shifting is not required. Keep your vehicle in its lane and continue checking traffic in all directions.

5. When asked to complete a conventional parallel parking maneuver, you should:

Explanation
You may be asked to complete a conventional parallel parking maneuver into a parking space that is to the right of your vehicle. You should drive past the parking space before backing into it while bringing the rear of your vehicle as close to the rear of the space as possible. Your vehicle should be completely within the boundaries of the space.

6. The inside rearview mirror of a school bus is used to:

Explanation
On a school bus, the overhead inside rearview mirror is used to monitor passenger activity inside the bus.

7. During the basic vehicle control skills test:

Explanation
During the basic vehicle control skills test, a pull-up will be scored any time an applicant stops and pulls forward to gain a better position. Stopping without changing direction will not. An excessive number of pull-ups will count as errors.
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