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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. One way to prevent hydroplaning is to:
use the controlled braking method.
have less than 4/32 inch tread depth in every major groove on front tires.
take curves at higher speeds.
make sure you have enough tread on your tires.
2. To ensure rider safety, bus drivers should always check the interior of the bus before driving. Aisles and stairwells should always be:
reserved for seniors.
3. ABS:
improves your visibility at night.
does not decrease your stopping distance.
helps you increase your average speed.
helps you increase your following distance.
4. Which of the following is NOT a warning sign of fatigue?
Trouble remembering the last few miles driven
Frequent blinking
Heavy eyelids
Driving at the speed of the traffic
5. When approaching a traffic light that has been green for a long time, you should:
maintain your current speed.
start slowing down and be ready to stop.
speed up to get through the light.
None of the above.
6. When checking tires, which of the following is not a problem?
Cracked valve stems
4/32 inch tread depth on front tires
Too much air pressure
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
7. If a worker is close to the roadway in a work zone, you should:
drive at the posted speed limit.
reduce your speed below the posted speed limit.
pull off the road and stop.
drive on the shoulder.
8. If a bus has a restroom:
the restroom must have a window.
the restroom emergency buzzer must be in safe working condition.
the restroom must have an emergency exit.
All of the above.
9. When you double your speed from 20 to 40 mph, the braking distance:
increases slightly.
stays about the same.
is 4 times longer.
10. When students board, you should:
check all mirrors.
announce the next stop.
close the door.
count the number of mirrors.
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NJ 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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