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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. Which of the following is NOT true?
ABS will change the way you normally brake.
ABS won't compensate for bad brakes.
ABS won't compensate for poor brake maintenance.
ABS only comes into play when a wheel would have locked up because of over braking.
2. School bus drivers should position the outside convex mirrors to see:
the front of the rear tires touching the ground.
the area from the front of the bus to the service door.
the top of the rear window.
the right and left front tires touching the ground.
3. Brakes out of adjustment can cause the other brakes to:
work better.
last longer.
apply more braking power.
overheat and fade.
4. All mirrors should be viewed in a logical sequence to ensure that:
direct vision and mirror view vision overlap.
a child or object is not in any of the danger zones.
monitor passenger activity inside the bus.
the right and left front tires are touching the ground.
5. Vehicles with ABS have ______ ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
6. When stopping, you should bring the school bus to a full stop how many feet away from students at the bus stop?
At least 5 feet
At least 25 feet
At least 50 feet
At least 10 feet
7. When approaching a school bus stop, you should:
activate amber warning lights.
approach cautiously.
continuously check all mirrors.
All of the above.
8. The overhead inside rearview mirror:
may provide limited visibility in the back of the bus if the bus is equipped with a glass-bottomed rear emergency door.
is used to monitor passenger activity inside the bus.
is mounted above the windshield on the driver’s side area of the bus.
All of the above.
9. If an evacuation is in the best interest of safety, after determining the best type of evacuation what should you do next?
Secure the bus.
Walk through the bus to ensure no students remain on the bus.
Protect the scene.
Order the evacuation.
10. Select the best answer. Danger zones are located:
to the rear of the bus.
to the sides of the bus.
in the front of the bus.
on all sides of the bus.
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NJ CDL 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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