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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. The area to the left of the bus is always considered dangerous because of:
parked vehicles.
blind spots.
passing pedestrians.
passing vehicles.
2. When loading and unloading students, drivers of a school bus should check their mirrors:
After entering the traffic.
After closing the door.
After extending the stop arm.
3. When unloading students, you should:
invite the students to head toward the door while the bus is still moving.
have the students remain seated until told to exit.
get off the bus and stand right next to it.
None of the above.
4. When students board, you should:
check all mirrors.
close the door.
count the number of mirrors.
announce the next stop.
5. Buses must never carry:
hospital supplies.
small arms ammunition.
radioactive materials.
All of the above.
6. During an emergency student safety is generally best maintained by:
keeping students on the bus.
leading students as far away from the bus as possible.
having the students stand at least 50 feet off the road in the direction of oncoming traffic.
leading students downwind of the bus if fire is present.
7. When approaching a bus stop, the school bus driver should:
stop on the sidewalk.
approach cautiously.
not use the mirrors.
All of the above.
8. Buses may carry:
emergency hospital supplies.
small-arms ammunition labeled ORM-D.
All of the above.
9. Proper adjustment and use of all mirrors is vital to the safe operation of a school bus:
in order to monitor the danger zones around the bus for students, traffic, and other objects.
in order to have the students exit in orderly fashion.
in order to see 500 feet or 10 bus lengths behind the bus.
All of the above.
10. In an emergency:
you should never turn to miss an obstacle.
stopping is always the best thing to do.
you should keep one hand on the steering wheel.
stopping is not always the safest thing to do.
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NY School Bus Test

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