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 or four possible answer choices. Test questions come from the Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s Manual. Questions come from chapter covering School Buses. The School Bus endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.

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1. There are blind spots ____ left and right side flat mirrors.

Explanation
There are blind spots immediately below and in front of each outside flat mirror. These mirrors have another blind spot directly behind the rear bumper.

2. A properly adjusted flat mirror should allow the driver to see:

Explanation
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.

3. If a parent asks you to change the location of a bus stop, you should:

Explanation
A school bus driver does not have the authority to change the location of a school bus stop. Only appropriate school district officials can determine the locations of bus stops.

4. When students board a school bus, the driver should:

Explanation
While students are boarding a school bus, the driver should supervise the loading while watching all mirrors for any students running to catch the bus.

5. The inside rearview mirror is used to:

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

6. If a gate controlling a railroad crossing does not go back up after a train passes, you should:

Explanation
If you are stopped at a railroad crossing and a gate fails to return to its open position after a train passes, call your dispatcher. Do not attempt to drive around the lowered gate.

7. If you must back up at a student pick-up point, you should:

Explanation
If you must back up a school bus at a student pick-up point, do not put the bus in reverse until all students have boarded. Watch for late-comers at all times.
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