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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 Nebraska school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The NE 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 Nebraska CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this NE 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.
5 feet
50 feet
10 feet
30 feet
2. When a school bus is stalled on a railroad-highway crossing, the driver should:
evacuate the bus and escort the students to a nearby ditch.
evacuate the bus and lead the students upwind of the bus.
keep the students on the bus to maintain student safety and control.
evacuate the bus and lead the students as far away from railroad tracks as possible and in the direction of any oncoming train.
3. When driving in heavy traffic, the safest speed is:
slower than the speed of other traffic.
slightly higher than the speed of other traffic.
the posted speed limit.
the speed of traffic.
4. The overhead inside rearview mirror is used to:
monitor the blind spot area directly behind the driver’s seat.
monitor passenger activity inside the school bus.
perform a safe stop at designated unloading areas.
allow congested traffic to disperse.
5. When going down a hill, you should downshift:
before you start going downhill.
after starting down a hill.
as you go downhill.
at the bottom of the hill.
6. Before driving your bus, you must:
clean the interior.
ensure the emergency exit door is open.
review the inspection report.
All of the above.
7. If the road is icy, you should:
reduce speed to a crawl and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
maintain your current speed and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
put the transmission in neutral and stay off the brake until the vehicle has slowed down, then pull off the road and stop.
All of the above.
8. If you recognize a distracted driver on the road, you should:
flash your brake lights at them.
follow them closely.
try to pass them.
give them plenty of room.
9. If the drive wheels begin to spin, you should:
apply your brakes all the way.
wait 4-5 seconds before applying the accelerator.
accelerate smoothly and change gears as necessary.
take your foot off the accelerator.
10. When backing, you should back and turn toward the driver's side:
so you can back on a curved path.
so you can back in a straight line.
so you can see the shoulder of the road.
so you can see better.
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NE School Bus CDL 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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