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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 Alaska school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The AK 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 Alaska CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this AK CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. When unloading the students, you must:
avoid counting the number of students while unloading, as this is a waste of precious time.
tell students to exit the bus and walk behind the bus.
have the students remain seated until they are told to exit.
2. Buses must never carry:
irritating material.
small arms ammunition labeled ORM-D.
emergency hospital supplies.
3. The brake and accelerator interlock system (if your bus has one):
applies the brakes when the rear door is closed.
is used to shut the air off and put on the trailer emergency brakes.
should never be used in place of the parking brake.
4. While crossing railroad tracks, you should:
shift up.
not shift gears.
shift down.
5. When crossing railroad tracks, you should:
stay in your lane.
stop on the tracks.
shift gears while crossing the tracks.
6. If you recognize a distracted driver on the road, you should:
follow them closely.
try to pass them.
give them plenty of room.
7. Active railroad crossings:
have a traffic control device installed at the crossing to regulate traffic.
require drivers to recognize the crossing, search for any train and decide if there is sufficient space to cross safely.
do not have any type of traffic control device at the crossing.
8. If your ABS fails:
you will still have normal brake functions.
your tires might grab unexpectedly and you could lose control.
the first step is to get the vehicle off the road and stop.
9. TheĀ overhead inside rearview mirrorĀ is:
mounted on the left front corner of the bus.
mounted above the windshield on the driver's side area of the bus.
located below the outside flat mirrors.
10. A school bus driver must evacuate the bus when:
you have pull off the road and stop.
the bus is stalled on a railroad crossing.
the ABS is not working properly.
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AK School Bus Test

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