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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. When stopping at drawbridges that do not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you must stop at least _____ before the draw of the bridge.
150 feet
25 feet
100 feet
50 feet
2. When driving in a construction zone, if a construction worker is near the road, you should:
maintain a constant speed.
speed up.
come to a complete stop.
further reduce your speed.
3. If a rider wants to board the bus with a car battery, the bus driver should:
call the police.
not allow the rider to carry on the battery.
inspect the battery before allowing the rider to carry it on board.
instruct the rider to sit next to the exit doors.
4. If a student is believed to have suffered a neck or spinal injury, you should:
move the student as far away from the bus as possible.
stay as far away from the student as possible.
move the student off the bus.
not move the student.
5. Backing a school bus is:
always safe if you use caution.
strongly discouraged.
strongly encouraged.
usually encouraged.
6. Drivers should adjust their mirrors:
before driving.
while driving.
after driving.
None of the above.
7. Rims with welding repairs:
are acceptable only when carrying a heavy load.
can be used for tires in the rear of the vehicle.
can be used for tires in the front of the vehicle.
are not safe.
8. If you perform the skills test in a vehicle that is not equipped with air brakes:
you will be restricted from operating vehicles with air brakes.
you will be required to operate vehicles with air brakes.
you will be required to take the tank vehicle test.
you will be required to operate a CMV without hydraulic brakes.
9. If a worker is close to the roadway in a work zone, you should:
drive at the posted speed limit.
drive on the shoulder.
pull off the road and stop.
reduce your speed below the posted speed limit.
10. ______are mounted on the front corners of the bus.
Warning devices
Outside left and right side cross view mirrors
Outside left and right side rearview mirrors
Emergency doors
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AL School Bus Test

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