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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 prevent getting sleepy while driving, you should:
drive alone whenever possible.
keep cool by opening the window.
keep the cab warm.
2. 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.
3. How many drinks per hour can be handled by the liver?
About 2 drinks per hour.
About 1 drink per hour.
About 3 drinks per hour.
4. If there is a behavior problem on the bus that requires you to pull the bus over, after securing the bus you should:
put the student off the bus.
stand up and speak respectfully to the offender. If a change of seating is needed, request that the student move to a seat near you.
immediately call the school administrator or the police to remove the student.
5. When approaching the bus stop, you should activate the lights approximately _______ before the bus stop.
25 seconds
4-6 seconds
5-10 seconds
6. When checking tires, which of the following is not a problem?
Too much air pressure
4/32 inch tread depth on front tires
Cracked valve stems
7. The blind spot for outside left and right side flat mirrors is:
behind each mirror.
above each mirror.
immediately below and in front of each mirror.
8. 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.
drive through the drawbridge with caution.
stop and look to make sure the draw is completely closed before crossing.
9. When checking your mirrors you should:
only use the driver side mirror.
only use the passenger side mirror.
use both mirrors.
10. If a tire fails while you are driving, you should:
stay off the brake until your vehicle has slowed down.
stop on the roadway if possible.
call your supervisor for instructions.
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VA School Bus Test

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