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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 Vermont school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The VT 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 Vermont CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this VT CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. You should NOT use the parking brakes if:
the brakes are cold.
the brakes are too dry.
the brakes are very hot.
2. When driving, you should check mirrors regularly to know where other vehicles are around you. Remember that:
there are blind spots that your mirrors cannot show you.
you should check your after the start of any trip to make sure they are properly adjusted.
convex mirrors make things look larger and closer than they really are.
3. Properly adjusted crossover mirrors allow you to see:
the entire area in front of the bus.
the right and left front tires touching the ground.
All of the above.
4. Which of the following is NOT a warning sign of fatigue?
Driving at the speed of the traffic
Frequent blinking
Heavy eyelids
5. When you are driving a school bus, the emergency exit doors or windows must always:
have a red door light turned on.
be closed.
None of the above.
6. Service brakes should:
be checked before each trip.
only be checked by a mechanic.
always be checked before applying the brakes.
7. If driving a new vehicle, you should familiarize yourself with the controlsĀ and equipment:
before you start driving.
within the first 50 miles.
as you drive.
8. When students board, you should:
count the number of mirrors.
check all mirrors.
close the door.
9. Rims with welding repairs:
are not safe.
can be used for tires in the rear of the vehicle.
can be used for tires in the front of the vehicle.
10. If there is a behavior problem on the bus that requires you to pull the bus over, after securing the bus you should:
immediately call the school administrator or the police to remove the student.
stand up and speak respectfully to the offender. If a change of seating is needed, request that the student move to a seat near you.
put the student off the bus.
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VT CDL School Bus Test

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