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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. Hydroplaning is more likely if:
the road is wet.
tire tread is worn.
tire pressure is low.
All of the above.
2. When driving in fog, drivers should:
use the windshield wipers.
use windshield washer antifreeze.
use high beams.
use low beams.
3. Which of the following statements about the special dangers of loading and unloading is true?
You should move the bus prior to confirming that all students have exited the bus and are in a safe location.
Students should be told to pick up any dropped object as long as it's not under the bus.
Students should be told to leave any dropped object and move to a point of safety out of the danger zones and attempt to get the driver’s attention to retrieve the object.
None of the above.
4. During unloading, if the school bus driver cannot account for a student outside the bus, the driver should:
walk through the bus to ensure the students is not on the bus.
secure the bus, and check around and underneath the bus.
assume the student got back on the bus.
All of the above.
5. When unloading students at the school, you should:
have the students stand until told to exit.
close the door and release the parking brake.
leave the driver's compartment and keeping the key in the ignition.
secure the bus by turning off the ignition switch.
6. If a bus has a restroom:
the restroom emergency buzzer must be in safe working condition.
the restroom must have a window.
the restroom must have an emergency exit.
All of the above.
7. For safety during a trip, you should:
use your senses to check for problems.
drive on the shoulder of the road.
pull off the road and stop.
shift into a lower gear.
8. You should use the overhead inside rearview mirror to:
to monitor the left and right sides of the bus at a wide angle.
see the front bumper "danger zone" area in front of the bus.
see what is happening on the bus.
to monitor traffic and check clearances.
9. The heavier the vehicle:
the less work the brakes must do to stop it.
the more work the brakes must do to stop it.
the higher the center of gravity will be.
None of the above.
10. Select the best answer. Danger zones are located:
on all sides of the bus.
in the front of the bus.
to the rear of the bus.
to the sides of the bus.
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AL School Bus CDL Test

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