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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 Hawaii school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The HI 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 Hawaii CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this HI CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. ABS (Anti-lock Braking System):
keeps your wheels from locking when you apply the brakes hard.
is an addition to your normal brakes.
All of the above.
2. When approaching an emergency vehicle stopped on the side of the road with lights flashing, you should:
move to the lane not next to that of the emergency vehicle.
speed up.
stay in the right lane.
3. Riders getting on or off the bus:
should not be supervised.
are likely to be disruptive.
can stumble and should be supervised.
4. Escape ramps:
are used to safely leave the highway.
have been built to stop runaway vehicles on steep downgrades.
can only be used by trucks or passenger vehicles.
5. Buses may carry:
small-arms ammunition labeled ORM-D.
emergency hospital supplies.
All of the above.
6. If your vehicle is hydroplaning, you should:
accelerate to get through the water as quickly as possible.
use the brakes to slow down.
release the accelerator and push in the clutch.
7. When approaching a railroad crossing, you should activate hazard lights approximately ______ before the crossing.
200 feet
300 feet
100 feet
8. If your ABS fails:
you will still have normal brake functions.
the first step is to get the vehicle off the road and stop.
your tires might grab unexpectedly and you could lose control.
9. ABS:
keeps your wheels from locking up during hard brake applications.
helps increase brake pressure.
always shortens your overall stopping distance.
10. To recognize distracted drivers, you should watch for all of the following except:
Drivers who are involved in conversations with their passengers.
Students sitting on a bench waiting for a bus.
Vehicles traveling at inconsistent speeds.
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HI CDL 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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