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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 New Jersey school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The NJ 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 New Jersey CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this NJ CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. If your bus has a manual transmission:
at a multiple-track crossing, stop only before the first set of tracks.
never change gears while crossing railroad tracks.
cross the railroad tracks in a low gear.
All of the above.
2. Before crossing railroad tracks you should:
stay to the left of the roadway if possible.
open the service door and driver's window to look and listen for approaching trains.
stop no closer than 100 feet from the nearest rail.
place the transmission in first gear.
3. If the drive wheels begin to spin, you should:
apply your brakes all the way.
wait 4-5 seconds before applying the accelerator.
take your foot off the accelerator.
accelerate smoothly and change gears as necessary.
4. 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 students to walk to the bus so the driver has a better view of their movements.
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.
5. When going down a hill, you should downshift:
after starting down a hill.
before you start going downhill.
at the bottom of the hill.
as you go downhill.
6. If driving a charter bus, you should:
explain the passenger comfort and safety rules while driving.
tell passengers to fill the back of the bus first.
not allow passengers on the bus until departure time.
allow passengers on the bus early.
7. Before driving, you should _______ all access panels.
8. The heavier the vehicle:
the higher the center of gravity will be.
the less work the brakes must do to stop it.
the more work the brakes must do to stop it.
None of the above.
9. How can you tell if your vehicle is equipped with ABS?
Look under the vehicle for the wheel speed sensor wires coming from the back of the brakes.
Look for yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
Trailers will have yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the left side.
All of the above.
10. The safety valve is usually set to open at:
150 psi.
200 psi.
75 psi.
100 psi.
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NJ CDL School Bus Test

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