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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. Texting while operating a commercial motor vehicle is:
only allowed at night.
acceptable if you are contacting your dispacther.
acceptable if you are contacting your supervisor.
2. When checking the bus seats, make sure that:
they are securely fastened to the bus.
they have not been damaged.
they are safe for riders.
All of the above.
3. If an evacuation is in the best interest of safety, after determining the best type of evacuation what should you do next?
Walk through the bus to ensure no students remain on the bus.
Order the evacuation.
Secure the bus.
Protect the scene.
4. When stopping, drivers should bring the school bus to a full stop with the front bumper at least ______ away from students at the bus stop.
5 feet
50 feet
10 feet
30 feet
5. Air tank drains:
protect the tanks and the rest of the system from too much pressure.
should not be used in wet weather.
are used to remove water and oil from the air tanks.
are used to move air to the brakes.
6. When parked on the side of the road, you should:
flash your brake lights.
turn off all lights.
activate the right turn signal.
use the 4-way emergency flashers.
7. When checking tires, which of the following is not a problem?
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
Too much air pressure
Cracked valve stems
4/32 inch tread depth on front tires
8. You should adjust the outside left and right side flat mirrors so you can see:
the rear tires touching the ground.
400 feet behind the bus.
the right and left front tires touching the ground.
All of the above.
9. To ensure rider safety, bus drivers should always check the interior of the bus before driving. Aisles and stairwells should always be:
reserved for seniors.
10. What should you be able to see if the outside convex mirrors are adjusted properly?
The area from the front of the bus to the service door and all of the students, including the heads of the students right behind you.
The top of the rear window in the top of the mirror, and all of the students.
The entire area in front of the bus, the right and left front tires touching the ground, and the area from the front of the bus to the service door.
The entire side of the bus up to the mirror mounts, the front of the rear tires touching the ground, and at least 1 traffic lane on either side of the bus.
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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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