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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 Maryland school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The MD 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 Maryland CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this MD CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. The standee line:
tells the school bus driver where to steer.
is used at bus stops.
shows riders where they cannot stand.
is part of the braking system.
2. When driving at night, to avoid glare from oncoming vehicles you should:
put your own high beams on when other drivers do not put their low beams on.
wear sunglasses.
look directly at lights of oncoming vehicles.
look slightly to the right at a right lane or edge marking.
3. The header board, if equipped, should:
never be used for cargo.
can be dangerous.
block the forward movement of any cargo you carry.
not be used in case of a crash or emergency stop.
4. If you are being tailgated, you should:
turn on your taillights.
make quick changes.
open up room in front of you.
increase your speed very gradually.
5. ______are mounted on the front corners of the bus.
Emergency doors
Warning devices
Outside left and right side rearview mirrors
Outside left and right side cross view mirrors
6. When dealing with a drunk or disruptive rider, you must:
take this rider to the closest police department.
ensure the rider's safety, as well as that of others.
discharge the disruptive rider immediately.
All of the above.
7. As a general rule, during an emergency student safety is best maintained by:
evacuating the bus.
keeping students on the bus.
immediately coming to a complete and sudden stop.
planning the evacuation well in advance.
8. Regrooved tires:
cannot be used on the front wheels of buses.
cannot be used on the wheels of buses.
cannot be used on the rear wheels of buses.
None of the above.
9. If a drawbridge does not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you should:
stop and look to make sure the draw is completely closed before crossing.
drive through the drawbridge with caution.
stop at least 5 feet before the draw of the bridge.
get through the drawbridge as quickly as possible.
10. Bus drivers:
are required to wear a seat belt only when driving in construction zones.
are required to wear a seat belt only when transporting passengers.
are exempt from wearing a seat belt.
must wear a seat belt at all times.
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MD CDL School Bus Test

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