Bus

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 possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Virginia 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 there is a fire on a school bus, the students:

Explanation
If a school bus is on fire, or if there is a threat of fire, it is mandatory for a bus driver to evacuate the students from the bus.

2. If a student drops an item while approaching a school bus, the student should:

Explanation
If a student tries to retrieve a dropped object, they may disappear from the driver's line of sight. This is potentially very dangerous. Rather than retrieve dropped items themselves, students should move to a point of safety outside of the bus's danger zones, get the driver's attention, and wait for the driver to retrieve what has been dropped.

3. For a basic vehicle control skills test, you are expected to be able to:

Explanation
Maneuvers that may be included in the basic vehicle control skills test include straight line backing, offset back/right parking, offset back/left parking, driver side parallel parking, conventional parallel parking, and alley docking.

4. During a basic vehicle controls skills test exercise, your vehicle's final position should be:

Explanation
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.

5. When boarding a school bus, students should:

Explanation
Students should board a school bus slowly and in a single-file line. For safety, boarding students should use the handrail.

6. Doors should be closed while a school bus is being driven, except when:

Explanation
The doors of a school bus must be kept closed any time the bus is moving, except when it is crossing railroad tracks.

7. Where is the overhead inside rearview mirror located?

Explanation
The overhead inside rearview mirror of a school bus should be mounted directly above the windshield on the driver’s side of the vehicle. It should be used to monitor passenger activity inside the bus.
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