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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. Students should board the bus:
only if the driver knows their names.
only when signaled by the driver.
only if there is a student missing.
2. ABS (Anti-lock Braking System):
keeps your wheels from locking when you apply the brakes hard.
does not decrease or increase your normal braking capability.
is an addition to your normal brakes.
All of the above.
3. What should you do if your vehicle starts hydroplaning?
Accelerate slightly, then push in the clutch to slow down.
Release the accelerator and push in the clutch to let the wheels turn freely.
Leave the road completely.
Apply the brakes and countersteer to regain control of the vehicle.
4. You should adjust the outside left and right side crossover mirrors so you can see:
along the sides of the bus.
200 feet behind the bus.
the front of the rear tires touching the ground.
the right and left front tires touching the ground.
5. If a drawbridge does not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you should:
drive through the drawbridge with caution.
stop at least 5 feet before the draw of the bridge.
get through the drawbridge as quickly as possible.
stop and look to make sure the draw is completely closed before crossing.
6. The brake and accelerator interlock system (if your bus has one):
should never be used in place of the parking brake.
is used to shut the air off and put on the trailer emergency brakes.
should be used in place of the service brake.
applies the brakes when the rear door is closed.
7. How should you brake when driving a bus with ABS?
Pump the brakes as usual.
Brake as you always have.
Always try to fully apply the brakes.
None of the above.
8. When driving on slippery surfaces, a lack of spray from other vehicles indicates that:
there is no ice on the road surface.
the pavement is dry.
ice has formed on the road.
the road hasn't started to ice up yet.
9. When stopping at drawbridges that do not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you must stop at least _____ before the draw of the bridge.
100 feet
150 feet
25 feet
50 feet
10. Backing a school bus is:
always safe if you use caution.
strongly encouraged.
strongly discouraged.
usually encouraged.
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NY CDL Bus Test

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