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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 Massachusetts school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The MA 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 Massachusetts CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this MA CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. When stopping, drivers should bring the school bus to a full stop with the front bumper at least ______ away from students at the bus stop.
50 feet
30 feet
5 feet
10 feet
2. When you double your speed, the braking distance is:
2 times longer.
the same.
4 times longer.
3 times longer.
3. When stopping to pick up students, the driver should park at least 10 feet away from the students. Why?
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 and have a better view of their own movements.
Because this forces the students to walk to the bus so the driver has a better view of their movements.
Because this forces the students to cross the street to walk to the bus.
4. Bus drivers:
are exempt from wearing a seat belt.
must wear a seat belt at all times.
are required to wear a seat belt only when driving in construction zones.
are required to wear a seat belt only when transporting passengers.
5. You should adjust outside mirrors:
while students get off the bus.
while students get on the bus.
during a trip.
before a trip begins.
6. To recognize distracted drivers, you should watch for all of the following except:
Vehicles traveling at inconsistent speeds.
Drivers who are involved in conversations with their passengers.
Students sitting on a bench waiting for a bus.
Drivers talking on the phone.
7. When checking the bus seats, make sure that:
they have not been damaged.
they are securely fastened to the bus.
they are safe for riders.
All of the above.
8. In an emergency, before making a decision to evacuate the school bus, if time permits you should:
release the parking brake.
tell students to walk at least 10 feet away when they exit the bus.
count the number of students.
contact your dispatcher to explain the situation.
9. Buses must never carry:
tear gas.
hospital supplies.
drunk passengers.
small arms ammunition labeled ORM-D.
10. When backing, you should back and turn toward the driver's side:
so you can see the shoulder of the road.
so you can back in a straight line.
so you can back on a curved path.
so you can see better.
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MA CDL School Bus Test

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