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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 Mexico school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The NM 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 Mexico CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this NM CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. A disabled bus with passengers on board:
should not be towed or pushed, unless getting off the bus would be unsafe.
should always be towed or pushed to the nearest safe spot to discharge passengers.
should be towed or pushed to its destination with the passengers on board.
2. If the road is icy, you should:
maintain your current speed and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
reduce speed to a crawl 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.
3. When your route is finished, you should conduct a post-trip inspection of the bus. The inspection should include all of the following except:
Looking for articles left on the bus
Opening windows and doors
Looking for sleeping students
4. If you hear a loud loud "bang" and the steering feels "heavy", you should:
brake hard and pull off the road.
hold the steering wheel firmly and stay off the brake.
pump the brakes until the vehicle has slowed down.
5. When driving, you should check your mirrors:
only when there may be a problem.
every 10 seconds.
6. Before driving, you should _______ all access panels.
7. If you experience a tire failure, do NOT:
stay off the brake (unless you're about to run into something).
hold the steering wheel firmly.
apply the brakes as hard as you can.
8. If your vehicle is hydroplaning, you should:
release the accelerator and push in the clutch.
use the brakes to slow down.
accelerate to get through the water as quickly as possible.
9. If your ABS fails:
you will still have normal brake functions.
your tires might grab unexpectedly and you could lose control.
the first step is to get the vehicle off the road and stop.
10. Vehicles with ABS have ______ ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
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NM CDL School Bus Test

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