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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 Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Safety, Passengers, School Buses, Cargo, 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. When pulled off on the side of the road, a driver should:

Explanation
If you must stop on the side of the road, it is important that you turn on your emergency flashers as a warning to other drivers. This is especially important if you are stopped at night.

9. What does the vehicle inspection report do?

Explanation
A vehicle inspection report keeps the carrier informed about any problems that need to be fixed.

10. While passengers are on board a bus, refueling the bus in an enclosed space, allowing the bus to be towed, and conversing with the passengers are considered to be:

Explanation
Bus drivers should not engage in conversation with passengers, fuel a bus inside an enclosed building, or tow or push a disabled bus with riders aboard the vehicle. These are all considered to be prohibited practices.

11. When driving with passengers, a bus driver should:

Explanation
To avoid becoming distracted, a bus driver should not engage in conversation with passengers.

12. What eliminates alcohol from the bloodstream?

Explanation
The body processes alcohol at a fixed rate that cannot be sped up through tricks like drinking coffee. The only way to sober up is to give the body the time it needs to remove the alcohol on its own.

13. If another driver is tailgating you, you should:

Explanation
If you are being tailgated, it is advisable to open up the space in front of your vehicle, making it easier for the tailgater to get around you. Speeding up may be counterproductive because the driver may continue to tailgate you at the higher speed, only increasing the danger.

14. Cargo on flatbed trailers should be:

Explanation
Cargo on flatbed trailers or trailers without sides must be tied down to prevent it from shifting or falling in transit.
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