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 Wyoming Driver License Manual for Commercial and Heavy Vehicles. 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. For a basic vehicle control skills test, you are expected to be able to:
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.
2. If your bus has a manual transmission, what should you never do when crossing railroad tracks?
Do not shift gears while crossing railroad tracks. Your vehicle could stall and get stuck in the crossing.
3. If a tornado is approaching and the bus is evacuated, where should students go?
If students are evacuated due to a school bus being in the direct path of a sighted tornado, the driver should lead them to shelter in a nearby building. If no such shelter is available, the driver should escort them to a nearby ditch or culvert. They should avoid areas that may be subject to flash flooding and should be far enough from the bus that it would not fall on them if it tipped over.
4. If a school bus needs to be evacuated, passengers should :
When preparing to evacuate a school bus, the driver must quickly determine which of the bus's exits is safest for passengers to use.
5. Backing a school bus is:
Backing a school bus is strongly discouraged and should only be done if there is no safe alternative. If you must drive in reverse, be sure to follow all proper safety protocol.
6. If your vehicle is equipped with a cargo lift, you should ensure that:
When checking a cargo lift as part of your vehicle inspection test, you should check for leaking, damaged, or missing parts. The lift must be fully retracted and latched securely.
7. During a basic vehicle control skills test, you may be asked to: