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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. When approaching and driving through a work zone, you should:
slow down.
observe the posted speed limits.
All of the above.
2. A school bus driver must evacuate the bus when:
you have pull off the road and stop.
the bus is stalled on a railroad crossing.
the ABS is not working properly.
3. As you approach off ramps and on ramps, remember:
to always brake and turn at the same time.
that downgrades make it easier to reduce speed.
that the posted speed limit may not be safe for larger vehicles.
4. Students should board the bus:
two at a time.
three at a time.
in single file.
5. To ensure passenger safety during loading and unloading, bus drivers should:
always ensure that passengers are safely on the bus before closing the door(s).
allow passengers enough time to sit down or brace themselves before departing.
All of the above.
6. In an emergency:
you should keep one hand on the steering wheel.
you should never turn to miss an obstacle.
stopping is not always the safest thing to do.
7. When confronted by an aggressive driver you should not:
put aside your pride.
try to get out of their way.
make eye contact.
8. When stopping, you should bring the school bus to a full stop how many feet away from students at the bus stop?
At least 10 feet
At least 50 feet
At least 5 feet
9. When you are being tailgated, you should:
signal the tailgater when it's safe to pass you.
flash your brake lights.
increase your following distance to create a buffer zone.
10. Which of the following statements about fueling a bus with riders is true?
Fueling your bus with riders on board should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
Before fueling your bus with riders on board you should tell passengers about the refueling.
It should only be done during trips more than 150 miles long.
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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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