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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 Texas school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The TX 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 Texas CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this TX CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. If your bus has a manual transmission, when crossing railroad tracks you should never:
use your brakes.
listen and look in both directions for trains.
change gears.
proceed carefully.
2. Do not push or tow a disabled bus with riders aboard the vehicle, unless:
getting off would be unsafe.
there are 15 students or less.
the distance to be covered is less than 5 miles.
the majority of the passengers agree.
3. You are driving a school bus, When approaching a railroad crossing you should:
activate the 4-way emergency flashers.
cross the tracks in a high gear.
stop no closer than 5 feet from the tracks.
change lanes if possible.
4. Which of the following is a special danger of loading and unloading a bus?
Student clothing or accessories accessories may be caught in the handrail or door as they exit the bus.
Students may disappear from the driver's sight.
Students may drop an object near the bus.
All of the above.
5. If you doubt you have enough space to pass under a bridge, you should:
turn on your headlights.
turn on your 4-way emergency flashers.
go slowly.
drive faster.
6. When passing a parked vehicle, which of the following is the only thing you do NOT need to watch out for?
Lights coming on
Driver's door opening
Passenger door opening
Wheels starting to turn
7. ABS:
allows you to drive faster.
helps increase brake pressure.
keeps your wheels from locking up during hard brake applications.
always shortens your overall stopping distance.
8. To prevent getting sleepy while driving, you should:
keep the cab warm.
drive alone whenever possible.
keep cool by opening the window.
close the vent.
9. At railroad crossings, you must stop no closer than ___ feet and no farther than ___ feet from the nearest rail.
50; 100
20; 40
25; 75
15; 50
10. 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.
30 feet
50 feet
5 feet
10 feet
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TX CDL School Bus Test

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