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..

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. Each question has four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Texas Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Handbook. 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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A properly adjusted flat mirror should allow the driver to see:

Properly adjusted flat mirrors on a school bus should allow the driver to see 200 feet behind the bus, the base of each rear wheel, and the sides of the bus.

Your vehicle's final position should be:

You should finish each exercise with your vehicle in the exact position described by the examiner. You can be penalized for failing to complete an exercise exactly in the manner described by the examiner, potentially resulting in failure of the basic control skills test.

The area to the left of a school bus is considered especially dangerous to students because:

While all sides of a school bus have danger zones, the left side is particularly hazardous to students due to the presence of passing vehicles.

If asked to sight-side back your vehicle into an alley, you should first:

If you are asked to alley dock, you should first pull past the alley and stop your vehicle in a position that is parallel to the outer boundary. From there, you should back your vehicle entirely into the alley parking area. Your vehicle should be parked in a straight position within the boundaries of the parking space.

When asked to make a lane change during the skills test, you should:

You will be asked to make multiple lane changes during the driving skills test. Before changing lanes, you should make the necessary traffic checks and use proper signals. Change lanes smoothly when you can do so safely.

In the event of a bus evacuation, students should be led at least ____ away from the road.

If it is necessary to evacuate a school bus, students should be led by the driver in the direction of oncoming traffic to a safe location that is at least 100 feet off the road. This will help to ensure that they are not hit by flying debris if another vehicle hits the bus.

After students unload at a school, the driver:

After students have exited a bus at a school, the driver should walk through the bus to check for any remaining students who are hiding or sleeping. Drivers should also look out for items that students may have left behind.
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