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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. ABS malfunction lamps are located:
on the driver'door.
on the instrument panel.
under the hood.
2. When stopping, drivers should bring the school bus to a full stop with the front bumper at least ______ away from students at the bus stop.
30 feet
50 feet
10 feet
3. If your vehicle has power steering, during your pre-trip external inspection you must check that:
there are no power steering fluid leaks or damage to the power steering hoses.
there are 2 lit red lights indicating it's there.
the engine rpm is down close to idle.
4. How should you brake if your vehicle loses ABS?
Pump the brake repeatedly
Brake as you always have.
Step on and off the brake pedal several times
5. Carry-on baggage should be placed:
in the aisle.
below the bus.
in a way that allows passengers to exit by any window or door in an emergency.
6. The standee line is:
a line on the floor of the bus showing riders where they cannot stand.
a line on the floor of the bus showing riders where the driver cannot stand.
is a line that passengers must stand on.
7. What should you do if you miss a student's unloading stop?
Turn on the right turn signal and try to stop to unload the student.
Do not back up, and follow the local procedure.
Back up whenever possible.
8. Do not push or tow a disabled bus with riders aboard the vehicle, unless:
the majority of the passengers agree.
getting off would be unsafe.
the distance to be covered is less than 5 miles.
9. Watch out for black ice:
any time the temperature is below freezing and the road looks wet.
when the temperature is above freezing and the road is dry.
when it is snowing.
10. Buses must never carry:
tear gas.
hospital supplies.
small arms ammunition labeled ORM-D.
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VA CDL Bus Test

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