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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 Arkansas school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The AR 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 Arkansas CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this AR CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. When driving at night, to avoid glare from oncoming vehicles you should:
look directly at lights of oncoming vehicles.
wear sunglasses.
look slightly to the right at a right lane or edge marking.
put your own high beams on when other drivers do not put their low beams on.
2. If you perform the skills test in a vehicle that is not equipped with air brakes:
you will be required to operate vehicles with air brakes.
you will be restricted from operating vehicles with air brakes.
you will be required to operate a CMV without hydraulic brakes.
you will be required to take the tank vehicle test.
3. If your bus gets stuck on a railroad track, the students:
should be evacuated and moved as far away from the tracks as possible.
should remain on the bus.
should be evacuated and stand near the bus.
None of the above.
4. After unloading at the school, you should walk through the bus to:
close the door.
release the parking brake.
make sure no students are returning to the bus.
to check for items left by students and hiding or sleeping students.
5. Before driving your bus, to be sure it's safe you should:
ask the shipper for the Safety Confirmation report.
review the bus safety guidelines.
ask the Safety Certificate to your supervisor.
review the inspection report made by the previous driver.
6. If driving a charter bus, you should:
explain the passenger comfort and safety rules while driving.
tell passengers to fill the back of the bus first.
not allow passengers on the bus until departure time.
allow passengers on the bus early.
7. When backing, you should back and turn toward the driver's side:
so you can see better.
so you can see the shoulder of the road.
so you can back on a curved path.
so you can back in a straight line.
8. When unloading students, a bus driver should:
check around and underneath the bus.
tell students to exit the bus and walk to a position where they can plainly see the driver.
count the number of students to confirm the location of all of them before pulling away from the stop.
All of the above.
9. As a general rule, during an emergency students should be kept:
on the side in an open area.
on the bus.
off the bus on the side of the road.
off the bus, and at least 15 feet away from traffic.
10. When a tire suddenly blows out while you are driving, what should you do first?
Use the parking brake.
Hold the steering wheel firmly and stay off the brakes.
Use controlled or stab braking.
Brake lightly and hold the steering wheel firmly.
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AR CDL School Bus Test

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