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South Dakota CDL Permit Test - Bus

Number of questions: 20
Passing score: 16
Directions: 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 South Dakota 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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School bus stops may be changed by:
The driver.
The school district.
An active railroad crossing:
Has a traffic control device installed at the crossing.
Does not have any traffic control devices installed at the crossing.
Is characterized by having at least 10 vehicles cross the tracks every hour.
Should be avoided.
If you must drive in reverse at a student pick-up point, you should:
Back up before the students board the bus.
Back up after the students board the bus.
Back up while students direct you.
If a driver cannot account for a student after the student has exited the bus, the driver should:
Secure and leave the bus to look for the student.
Assume the student has safely exited the bus.
Walk to the back of the bus to see if the student got back on.
Ask another student if they've seen the student.
Properly adjusted outside convex mirrors should allow the driver to see:
The entire side of the bus up to the mirror mounts.
The front of the bus.
The rear door of the bus.
The top of the bus.
Doors should be closed while a school bus is being driven, except when:
Crossing railroad tracks.
Needing to cool off the inside of the vehicle.
There is no vehicle next to the bus.
When driving on the expressway during the skills test, you should:
Switch lanes frequently.
Use your mirrors to check traffic as needed.
Drive on the left side of the lane.
Drive above the posted speed limit.
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