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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 West Virginia school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The WV 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 West Virginia CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this WV CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. When dealing with a disruptive rider, you should:
call for help.
give the rider a cup of coffee.
discharge such rider immediately.
discharge the rider at the next scheduled stop.
2. Air tank drains:
should not be used in wet weather.
are used to move air to the brakes.
are used to remove water and oil from the air tanks.
protect the tanks and the rest of the system from too much pressure.
3. When unloading at the school, the driver should:
ask one of the students to supervise unloading.
secure the bus by starting the engine.
make sure the students are returning to the bus.
walk through the bus and check for hiding/sleeping students.
4. When stopping to pick up students, you should place the vehicle in:
in second gear.
5. When unloading students at the school, you should:
leave the driver's compartment and keeping the key in the ignition.
secure the bus by turning off the ignition switch.
have the students stand until told to exit.
close the door and release the parking brake.
6. Before driving your bus, to be sure it's safe you should:
review the inspection report made by the previous driver.
review the bus safety guidelines.
ask the shipper for the Safety Confirmation report.
ask the Safety Certificate to your supervisor.
7. When you are being tailgated, you should:
signal the tailgater when it's safe to pass you.
flash your brake lights.
increase your following distance to create a buffer zone.
All of the above.
8. If there is a behavior problem on the bus that requires you to pull the bus over, after securing the bus you should:
immediately call the school administrator or the police to remove the student.
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.
count the number of students to confirm the location of all students before before calling the police.
9. School bus drivers should tell students to exit the bus and walk at least ______ from the side of the bus.
25 feet away
10 feet away
8 feet away
5 feet away
10. The overhead inside rearview mirror is used to:
allow congested traffic to disperse.
monitor the blind spot area directly behind the driver’s seat.
monitor passenger activity inside the school bus.
perform a safe stop at designated unloading areas.
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WV CDL School Bus Test

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