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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. To ensure rider safety, bus drivers should always check the interior of the bus before driving. Aisles and stairwells should always be:
reserved for seniors.
2. After unloading at the school, you should walk through the bus to:
to check for items left by students and hiding or sleeping students.
close the door.
make sure no students are returning to the bus.
release the parking brake.
3. When driving on slippery surfaces, a lack of spray from other vehicles indicates that:
ice has formed on the road.
the pavement is dry.
the road hasn't started to ice up yet.
there is no ice on the road surface.
4. After an accident, an improper use of flares could cause:
a fire if spilled fuel is on the ground.
the vehicle to slide back and forth.
air pressure to build from 50 to 100 psi within 2 minutes.
the springs to put on the brakes.
5. How does ABS help you?
ABS always shortens your stopping distance.
ABS helps you avoid wheel lock up and maintain control when you brake hard on slippery surfaces.
ABS replaces your normal brakes and helps you  to stop faster.
ABS makes stab braking more effective.
6. When parked on the side of the road, you should:
turn off all lights.
flash your brake lights.
use the 4-way emergency flashers.
activate the right turn signal.
7. Skids caused by acceleration can usually be stopped by:
swerving to the left.
taking your foot off the accelerator.
swerving to the right.
applying the brakes firmly.
8. When approaching a bus stop, the school bus driver should:
not use the mirrors.
approach cautiously.
stop on the sidewalk.
All of the above.
9. Properly adjusted mirrors on a school bus should allow the driver to see:
the vehicles in front of the bus.
under the school bus.
the sides of the school bus.
the front tires touching the ground.
10. Regrooved tires:
cannot be used on the front wheels of buses.
cannot be used on the rear wheels of buses.
cannot be used on the wheels of buses.
None of the above.
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AL School Bus Test

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