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The school bus endorsement applies to applicants who wish to drive a school bus in any Class A or B CDL. To add an S endorsement to your CLP/CDL, you must pass the Alabama school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The AL CDL bus test consists of 20 questions, and you'll need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%). The knowledge test covers the following sections of the Alabama CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this AL CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. What should you do if your vehicle starts hydroplaning?
Leave the road completely.
Apply the brakes and countersteer to regain control of the vehicle.
Accelerate slightly, then push in the clutch to slow down.
Release the accelerator and push in the clutch to let the wheels turn freely.
2. Texting while operating a commercial motor vehicle is:
acceptable if you are contacting your supervisor.
acceptable if you are contacting your dispacther.
only allowed at night.
3. If you hear a loud loud "bang" and the steering feels "heavy", you should:
brake hard and pull off the road.
check your rearview mirrors to see if you have a flat tire.
hold the steering wheel firmly and stay off the brake.
pump the brakes until the vehicle has slowed down.
4. Engine oil pressure should come up to normal within _________ after the engine is started.
two minutes
five minutes
ten minutes
5. When crossing railroad tracks, you should:
not stop.
shift gears while crossing the tracks.
try to pass slower vehicles.
put the transmission in Neutral.
6. Which of the following is NOT a warning sign of fatigue?
Driving at the speed of the traffic
Trouble remembering the last few miles driven
Heavy eyelids
Frequent blinking
7. School bus drivers should tell students to exit the bus and walk at least ______ from the side of the bus.
10 feet away
5 feet away
25 feet away
8 feet away
8. When stopping, you should bring the school bus to a full stop how many feet away from students at the bus stop?
At least 25 feet
At least 10 feet
At least 5 feet
At least 50 feet
9. To know when to shift, you can use each of the following except:
road speed.
engine speed.
perception distance.
engine sounds.
10. The posted speed for a curve:
is safe for a bus.
is safe for all vehicles except motorcycles.
may not be safe for a bus.
is always safe for all vehicles.
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AL CDL School Bus Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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