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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 York school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The NY 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 York CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this NY CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. If a student drops something in front of the bus, the student should:
leave the item behind.
pick up the object as quickly as possible.
leave the item where it fell, and get the driver's attention and permission to retrieve the item.
ask the driver to retrieve the item.
2. If the drive wheels begin to spin, you should:
apply your brakes all the way.
take your foot off the accelerator.
wait 4-5 seconds before applying the accelerator.
accelerate smoothly and change gears as necessary.
3. Which of the following is a special danger of loading and unloading a bus?
Students may drop an object near the bus.
Student clothing or accessories accessories may be caught in the handrail or door as they exit the bus.
Students may disappear from the driver's sight.
All of the above.
4. When doing a school bus inspection, school bus drivers must also check:
the alternately flashing red lights indicator.
the strobe light, if equipped.
the emergency kit.
All of the above.
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).
start and stop as smoothly as possible.
allow passengers enough time to sit down or brace themselves before departing.
All of the above.
6. Which of the following road surfaces freezes first?
Open roads
7. When approaching a school bus stop, you should:
approach cautiously.
activate amber warning lights.
continuously check all mirrors.
All of the above.
8. When driving at night, to avoid glare from oncoming vehicles you should:
look slightly to the right at a right lane or edge marking.
look directly at lights of oncoming vehicles.
wear sunglasses.
put your own high beams on when other drivers do not put their low beams on.
9. As a general rule, during an emergency students should be kept:
on the bus.
on the side in an open area.
off the bus, and at least 15 feet away from traffic.
off the bus on the side of the road.
10. The outside convex mirrors are located:
above the windshield on the driver's side area of the bus.
below the outside flat mirrors.
above the outside flat mirrors.
on top of the bus.
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NY School Bus CDL Test

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