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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 Virginia school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The VA 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 Virginia CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this VA CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. If a worker is close to the roadway in a work zone, you should:
reduce your speed below the posted speed limit.
drive at the posted speed limit.
pull off the road and stop.
2. When driving in fog, drivers should:
use low beams.
use the windshield wipers.
use high beams.
3. When students unload the bus, they should:
stand at the side of the bus.
walk along the side of the bus.
walk at least 10 feet away from the bus.
4. At railroad-highway crossings, if the gate comes down after you have started across:
drive through the gate even if it means you will break it.
cross the tracks in a low gear.
back up until you are completely off the tracks.
5. Before driving your bus, make sure ________ do not have recapped or regrooved tires.
the rear wheels
the spare wheels
the front wheels
6. To know when to shift, you can use each of the following except:
perception distance.
engine speed.
road speed.
7. Which of the following is not a rule for using turn signals?
Cancel your signal after you have turned
Don't signal unless another vehicle is behind you
Signal early
8. When boarding the bus, students should:
be in pairs.
be in single file.
not use the handrail.
9. 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.
10. When stopping, you should bring the school bus to a full stop how many feet away from students at the bus stop?
At least 5 feet
At least 50 feet
At least 10 feet
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VA 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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