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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CDL SCHOOL BUS PRACTICE TEST

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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 District of Columbia school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The DC 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 District of Columbia CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this DC CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. The heavier the vehicle:
the less work the brakes must do to stop it.
the higher the center of gravity will be.
the more work the brakes must do to stop it.
None of the above.
2. If an evacuation is in the best interest of safety, after determining the best type of evacuation what should you do next?
Walk through the bus to ensure no students remain on the bus.
Secure the bus.
Protect the scene.
Order the evacuation.
3. At drawbridges that do not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you must stop at least _______ before the draw of the bridge.
30 feet
75 feet
15 feet
50 feet
4. If there is a behavior problem on the bus that requires you to pull the bus over, after securing the bus you should:
stand up and speak respectfully to the offender. If a change of seating is needed, request that the student move to a seat near you.
count the number of students to confirm the location of all students before before calling the police.
immediately call the school administrator or the police to remove the student.
put the student off the bus.
5. Move-over laws require drivers to _________ when approaching an emergency vehicle stopped on the roadside or a work zone.
stop
sound their horn
slow down and change lanes
change direction
6. The posted speed for a curve:
may not be safe for a bus.
is safe for a bus.
is safe for all vehicles except motorcycles.
is always safe for all vehicles.
7. Do not push or tow a disabled bus with riders aboard the vehicle, unless:
there are 15 students or less.
the distance to be covered is less than 5 miles.
getting off would be unsafe.
the majority of the passengers agree.
8. When loading and unloading students, drivers of a school bus should check their mirrors:
After closing the door.
After entering the traffic.
After extending the stop arm.
Continuously
9. Of all the space around your vehicle, the most important is:
the area to the sides of the vehicle.
All areas around the vehicle are equally important.
the area ahead of the vehicle.
the area behind the vehicle.
10. You are driving a school bus, When approaching a railroad crossing you should:
stop no closer than 5 feet from the tracks.
cross the tracks in a high gear.
activate the 4-way emergency flashers.
change lanes if possible.
 
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DC School Bus Test

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