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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. If you experience a tire failure, do NOT:
hold the steering wheel firmly.
apply the brakes as hard as you can.
stay off the brake (unless you're about to run into something).
when the vehicle has slowed down, brake very gently, pull off the road, and stop.
2. If your bus has a manual transmission:
cross the railroad tracks in a low gear.
never change gears while crossing railroad tracks.
at a multiple-track crossing, stop only before the first set of tracks.
All of the above.
3. When a school bus is stalled on a railroad-highway crossing, the driver should:
evacuate the bus and lead the students as far away from railroad tracks as possible and in the direction of any oncoming train.
evacuate the bus and lead the students upwind of the bus.
keep the students on the bus to maintain student safety and control.
evacuate the bus and escort the students to a nearby ditch.
4. As a general rule, during an emergency student safety is best maintained by:
keeping students on the bus.
immediately coming to a complete and sudden stop.
evacuating the bus.
planning the evacuation well in advance.
5. School bus drivers should position the outside convex mirrors to see:
the right and left front tires touching the ground.
the area from the front of the bus to the service door.
the top of the rear window.
the front of the rear tires touching the ground.
6. Road surfaces where water collects can create conditions that cause a vehicle to hydroplane. Which of the following is an indication of standing water?
Tire splashes
Raindrops on the road
Clear reflections
All of the above.
7. You should position the overhead inside rearview mirror to see:
the students in the first three rows.
the heads of the students right behind you.
the rear of the bus.
all of the students on the bus.
8. How many red reflective triangles should you carry?
9. Which of the following statements about fueling a bus with riders is true?
It should only be done during trips more than 150 miles long.
Before fueling your bus with riders on board you should tell passengers about the refueling.
Fueling your bus with riders on board should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
All of the above.
10. If a student drops something in front of the bus, the student should:
leave the item where it fell, and get the driver's attention and permission to retrieve the item.
pick up the object as quickly as possible.
leave the item behind.
ask the driver to retrieve the item.
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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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