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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. The outside convex mirrors are located:
above the outside flat mirrors.
above the windshield on the driver's side area of the bus.
below the outside flat mirrors.
2. When changing lanes, you should:
do it quickly.
not use your turn signals.
None of the above.
3. When students unload the bus, they should:
walk along the side of the bus.
walk at least 10 feet away from the bus.
stand at the side of the bus.
4. After starting the engine, the ABS light stays on. This means:
the ABS is working properly.
the ABS is not working properly.
the ABS is in Neutral.
5. The header board, if equipped, should:
not be used in case of a crash or emergency stop.
block the forward movement of any cargo you carry.
never be used for cargo.
6. If a drawbridge does not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you should:
stop at least 5 feet before the draw of the bridge.
stop and look to make sure the draw is completely closed before crossing.
drive through the drawbridge with caution.
7. Before starting down a hill, you should slow down and shift down:
to a gear that will cause your engine to exceed its redline.
so you can coast downhill.
to a speed that you can control without using the brakes hard.
8. Select the best answer. Danger zones are located:
in the front of the bus.
on all sides of the bus.
to the sides of the bus.
9. Right after it starts to rain, the road is very slippery. Why?
Because rain is very slippery.
Because the water mixes with oil left on the road by vehicles.
Because black ice may form on the road.
10. Before leaving a bus stop, you should:
walk through the bus to check for items left by students.
walk through the bus to check for sleeping students.
make sure no students are around or returning to the bus.
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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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