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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. Always check the interior of the bus before driving, including:
Handholds and railings
Floor covering
Emergency exit handles
All of the above.
2. If your bus has a manual transmission, when crossing railroad tracks you should never:
proceed carefully.
use your brakes.
change gears.
listen and look in both directions for trains.
3. The safety valve is usually set to open at:
75 psi.
200 psi.
150 psi.
100 psi.
4. How many drinks per hour can be handled by the liver?
About 2 drinks per hour.
About 3 drinks per hour.
About 4 drinks per hour.
About 1 drink per hour.
5. If you cannot make a right turn without entering another traffic lane, you should:
turn wide as you complete the turn.
turn wide before you start the turn.
watch out for vehicles coming toward you and back up for them.
swing wide to the left before starting the turn.
6. If your vehicle has power steering, during your pre-trip external inspection you must check that:
there's a function light.
there are 2 lit red lights indicating it's there.
there are no power steering fluid leaks or damage to the power steering hoses.
the engine rpm is down close to idle.
7. At railroad crossings, you must stop no closer than ___ feet and no farther than ___ feet from the nearest rail.
50; 100
15; 50
20; 40
25; 75
8. Baggage and freight should be secured in a way that:
allows riders to easily identify their baggage before they get off the bus in an emergency.
allows riders to exit by any window or door in an emergency.
allows riders to quickly take their baggage with them in an emergency.
blocks one exit, but allows riders to exit by any remaining window or door in an emergency.
9. Watch out for black ice:
when it is snowing.
any time the temperature is below freezing and the road looks wet.
when the temperature is above freezing and the road is dry.
right after it starts to rain.
10. The most students are killed each year:
in crashes involving buses and motorcycles.
as passengers inside of a school bus.
by drunk school bus drivers.
while getting on and off the bus.
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AL CDL Bus Test

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