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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. When you are about to pass a vehicle, you should:
assume they don't see you.
make gestures.
slow down.
2. If a rider wants to board the bus with a car battery, the bus driver should:
instruct the rider to sit next to the exit doors.
not allow the rider to carry on the battery.
inspect the battery before allowing the rider to carry it on board.
3. Never refuel your bus:
in a closed building with riders on board.
while the windows are open.
with a higher grade of fuel.
4. If driving a charter bus, you should:
allow passengers on the bus early.
not allow passengers on the bus until departure time.
explain the passenger comfort and safety rules while driving.
5. Buses must never carry:
small arms ammunition labeled ORM-D.
emergency hospital supplies.
irritating material.
6. When confronted by an aggressive driver you should not:
put aside your pride.
try to get out of their way.
make eye contact.
7. If you perform the skills test in a vehicle that is not equipped with air brakes:
you will be required to take the tank vehicle test.
you will be restricted from operating vehicles with air brakes.
you will be required to operate vehicles with air brakes.
8. When checking the bus seats, make sure that:
they have not been damaged.
they are securely fastened to the bus.
All of the above.
9. ABS:
causes your wheels to lock when you break hard.
is not required on newer trucks.
gives you more control when you brake.
10. Hydroplaning is more likely if:
tire tread is worn.
tire pressure is low.
All of the above.
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VT 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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