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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. When you double your speed, the braking distance is:
2 times longer.
3 times longer.
4 times longer.
the same.
2. You should position the overhead inside rearview mirror to see:
all of the students on the bus.
the students in the first three rows.
the heads of the students right behind you.
the rear of the bus.
3. You should position convex mirrors to see:
the front of the rear tires touching the ground.
the entire side of the bus up to the mirror mounts.
at least 1 traffic lane on either side of the bus.
All of the above.
4. Depending on the length and width of a school bus, the blind spot behind the bus could extend up to:
400 feet
200 feet
100 feet
150 feet
5. If your vehicle is hydroplaning, you should:
put the vehicle in reverse.
stay off the brake.
speed up.
apply the brakes.
6. Before leaving a bus stop, you should:
walk through the bus to check for items left by students.
walk through the bus and around the bus to look for open windows and doors.
walk through the bus to check for sleeping students.
make sure no students are around or returning to the bus.
7. When stopping at drawbridges that do not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you must stop at least _____ before the draw of the bridge.
25 feet
100 feet
50 feet
150 feet
8. When driving on a slippery surface, you should do all of the following except:
not pass slower vehicles unless necessary.
adjust braking to conditions.
keep a shorter following distance.
watch far enough ahead to keep a steady speed.
9. When approaching a vehicle with a distracted driver, you should:
maintain your safe following distance.
sound your horn.
quickly pass the vehicle.
change lanes quickly.
10. Why should you back toward the driver's side?
You can see better and watch the rear of your vehicle by looking out the side window.
Using double clutching requires practice.
You can more easily correct any steering errors.
All of the above.
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NJ School Bus 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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