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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. To know if your vehicle is equipped with ABS, look for:
an ABS placard.
the ABS logo on the steering wheel.
a yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
2. To ensure passenger safety during loading and unloading, bus drivers should:
always ensure that passengers are safely on the bus before closing the door(s).
allow passengers enough time to sit down or brace themselves before departing.
All of the above.
3. Right after it starts to rain, the road is very slippery. Why?
Because black ice may form on the road.
Because the water mixes with oil left on the road by vehicles.
Because rain is very slippery.
4. If your bus is equipped with a roof-mounted strobe light, you should use it:
only in an emergency.
when you have limited visibility.
whenever possible.
5. If you perform the skills test in a vehicle that is not equipped with air brakes:
you will be restricted from operating vehicles with air brakes.
you will be required to take the tank vehicle test.
you will be required to operate vehicles with air brakes.
6. When unloading the students, you must:
tell students to exit the bus and walk behind the bus.
avoid counting the number of students while unloading, as this is a waste of precious time.
have the students remain seated until they are told to exit.
7. When approaching a vehicle with a distracted driver, you should:
maintain your safe following distance.
change lanes quickly.
quickly pass the vehicle.
8. If your bus is in the direct path of a tornado and evacuation is ordered, when shelter in a building is not readily available, you should:
keep driving until you reach the nearest service station.
stop and have the students stand behind the bus.
escort students to a nearby ditch.
9. If ABS is not working:
you should use the emergency brake.
you should use the parking brake.
you will still have brakes.
10. If an evacuation is in the best interest of safety, after determining the best type of evacuation what should you do next?
Protect the scene.
Secure the bus.
Order the evacuation.
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VA School Bus CDL Test

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