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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 Maine school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The ME 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 Maine CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this ME CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. If there is a serious behavior problem on the bus, you should:
ask the student to move to the back of the bus and be respectful of others.
stop the bus in a safe location off the road, secure the bus and remind the offender of the expected behavior.
pull the bus over and put the student off the bus.
2. How should you brake when driving a bus with ABS?
Pump the brakes as usual.
Always try to fully apply the brakes.
Brake as you always have.
3. To ensure passenger safety during loading and unloading, bus drivers should:
allow passengers enough time to sit down or brace themselves before departing.
always ensure that passengers are safely on the bus before closing the door(s).
All of the above.
4. Which of the following statements about fueling a bus with riders is true?
It should only be done during trips more than 150 miles long.
Before fueling your bus with riders on board you should tell passengers about the refueling.
Fueling your bus with riders on board should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
5. If you have to drive off the road, you should:
keep one set of wheels on the pavement, if possible.
brake as hard as you can to maintain control.
fully apply the brakes until your speed has dropped to about 20 mph.
6. When stopping to pick up students, the driver should park at least 10 feet away from the students. Why?
Because this forces the students to cross the street to walk to the bus.
Because this forces the driver to watch the rear of the vehicle by looking out the side window.
Because this forces the students to walk to the bus so the driver has a better view of their movements.
7. Before driving your bus, you must:
ensure the emergency exit door is open.
review the inspection report.
clean the interior.
8. The ABS malfunction lamp on the instrument panel is:
9. The blind spot for outside left and right side flat mirrors is:
behind each mirror.
immediately below and in front of each mirror.
above each mirror.
10. Never refuel your bus:
in a closed building with riders on board.
while the windows are open.
with a higher grade of fuel.
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ME School Bus CDL Test

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