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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. If you have to drive off the road, you should:
fully apply the brakes until your speed has dropped to about 20 mph.
brake as hard as you can to maintain control.
keep one set of wheels on the pavement, if possible.
2. When unloading the students, you must:
tell students to exit the bus and walk behind the bus.
have the students remain seated until they are told to exit.
avoid counting the number of students while unloading, as this is a waste of precious time.
3. When parked on the side of the road, you should:
flash your brake lights.
use the 4-way emergency flashers.
turn off all lights.
4. Which of the following statements about bus evacuation is true?
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.
You should never remove the ignition key.
5. Which of the following is NOT true?
ABS will change the way you normally brake.
ABS only comes into play when a wheel would have locked up because of over braking.
ABS won't compensate for bad brakes.
6. After an accident, an improper use of flares could cause:
a fire if spilled fuel is on the ground.
the springs to put on the brakes.
air pressure to build from 50 to 100 psi within 2 minutes.
7. When loading and unloading students, drivers of a school bus should check their mirrors:
After closing the door.
After entering the traffic.
8. How does ABS help you?
ABS replaces your normal brakes and helps you  to stop faster.
ABS helps you avoid wheel lock up and maintain control when you brake hard on slippery surfaces.
ABS makes stab braking more effective.
9. A passive railroad crossing is one that:
has a traffic control device installed at the crossing to regulate traffic.
does not have any type of traffic control device.
requires you to stop and wait until the traffic control device installed at the crossing tells you to proceed.
10. When loading or unloading passengers, put the transmission:
in first gear.
in reverse.
in Neutral.
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VT School Bus CDL 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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