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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. Most fatalities occur to students who are:
outside the bus during the loading/unloading process.
inside the bus.
sitting in the rear or front seats.
out of their seats.
2. School bus drivers should tell students to exit the bus and walk at least ______ from the side of the bus.
5 feet away
10 feet away
8 feet away
25 feet away
3. If ABS is not working:
you should use the emergency brake.
you will still have brakes.
you will not have any brakes.
you should use the parking brake.
4. Vehicles with ABS have ______ ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
5. The location of school bus stops:
may be changed by the driver if the majority of students vote for the change.
is changed every year.
is established by each school district and should never be changed without approval.
is established the students and their parents.
6. The stop signal arm and flashing red signals of a school bus must be used only:
when the school bus is stopped on a street or highway to load or unload students.
in heavy rain.
in heavy traffic.
during sharp turns.
7. Which of the following statements about bus evacuation is true?
You should never remove the ignition key.
If time allows, you should close all windows before leaving the bus.
If time allows, you should notify your dispatch office of the evacuation conditions, location and type of assistance needed.
All of the above.
8. If driving a new vehicle, you should familiarize yourself with the controls and equipment:
after pulling into a service station.
before you start driving.
within the first 50 miles.
as you drive.
9. When stopping to pick up students, the driver should park at least 10 feet away from the students. Why?
Because this forces the students to walk to the bus and have a better view of their own movements.
Because this forces the driver to watch the rear of the vehicle by looking out the side window.
Because this forces the students to cross the street to walk to the bus.
Because this forces the students to walk to the bus so the driver has a better view of their movements.
10. As you approach off ramps and on ramps, remember:
that downgrades make it easier to reduce speed.
that the posted speed limit may not be safe for larger vehicles.
to always brake and turn at the same time.
to maintain your highway speed.
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NY School Bus Test

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