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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 Indiana school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The IN 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 Indiana CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this IN CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. When stopping you should push the brake pedal down:
as hard as you can.
2. If a rider wants to board the bus with a car battery, the bus driver should:
call the police.
instruct the rider to sit next to the exit doors.
not allow the rider to carry on the battery.
inspect the battery before allowing the rider to carry it on board.
3. In an emergency:
you should never turn to miss an obstacle.
stopping is always the best thing to do.
stopping is not always the safest thing to do.
you should keep one hand on the steering wheel.
4. You should position convex mirrors to see:
the entire side of the bus up to the mirror mounts.
at least 1 traffic lane on either side of the bus.
the front of the rear tires touching the ground.
All of the above.
5. School bus drivers should position the outside convex mirrors to see:
the right and left front tires touching the ground.
the top of the rear window.
the area from the front of the bus to the service door.
the front of the rear tires touching the ground.
6. After stopping, you should:
Have the students board the school bus as quickly as possible.
Activate the alternating amber lights and ensure the stop arm is extended.
Activate the alternating red lights and ensure the stop arm is extended.
Turn on the right turn signal indicator.
7. Crossover mirrors are used to:
monitor the left and right sides of the bus at a wide angle.
monitor passenger activity inside the bus.
see the "danger zone" areas in front of the bus and to the left and right side of the bus.
monitor traffic.
8. If the ABS is not working:
the vehicle will have weak brakes.
the vehicle will have no brakes.
you still have normal brake functions.
None of the above.
9. When crossing railroad tracks, you should:
stop on the tracks.
apply the parking brakes.
shift gears while crossing the tracks.
stay in your lane.
10. When you double your speed from 20 to 40 mph, the braking distance:
is 4 times longer.
stays about the same.
increases slightly.
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IN 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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