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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 you are being tailgated, you should:
make quick changes.
open up room in front of you.
turn on your taillights.
increase your speed very gradually.
2. If driving a charter bus, you should:
explain the passenger comfort and safety rules while driving.
not allow passengers on the bus until departure time.
allow passengers on the bus early.
tell passengers to fill the back of the bus first.
3. When passing a parked vehicle, which of the following is the only thing you do NOT need to watch out for?
Driver's door opening
Wheels starting to turn
Passenger door opening
Lights coming on
4. School buses are:
one of the safest forms of transportation.
the most efficient vehicle on the road.
the slowest form of transportation.
one of the fastest forms of transportation.
5. Pre-trip inspections:
are optional when the driver is familiar with the vehicle.
should always be done in the same order.
should not be done when a vehicle inspection report is available.
should not be done unless the vehicle has problems that could cause a breakdown.
6. What factors can cause brakes to fail or fade?
Not relying on the engine braking effect
Excessive use of the service brakes
Brakes out of adjustment
All of the above.
7. Before starting down a hill, you should slow down and shift down:
to a gear that will cause your engine to exceed its redline.
to a speed that you can control without using the brakes hard.
to a gear that will cause your brakes to overheat.
so you can coast downhill.
8. After starting the engine, the ABS light stays on. This means:
the ABS is in Neutral.
the ABS is not working properly.
the ABS oil level is not adequate.
the ABS is working properly.
9. Which of the following statements about the special dangers of loading and unloading is true?
You should move the bus prior to confirming that all students have exited the bus and are in a safe location.
Students should be told to pick up any dropped object as long as it's not under the bus.
Students should be told to leave any dropped object and move to a point of safety out of the danger zones and attempt to get the driver’s attention to retrieve the object.
None of the above.
10. Drivers should adjust their mirrors:
before driving.
after driving.
while driving.
None of the above.
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NY CDL School Bus Test

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