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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. Of all the space around your vehicle, the most important is:
the area ahead of the vehicle.
the area behind the vehicle.
All areas around the vehicle are equally important.
the area to the sides of the vehicle.
2. When students board, you should:
check all mirrors.
close the door.
count the number of mirrors.
announce the next stop.
3. Crossover mirrors are used to:
monitor traffic.
monitor passenger activity inside the bus.
see the "danger zone" areas in front of the bus and to the left and right side of the bus.
monitor the left and right sides of the bus at a wide angle.
4. 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.
50 feet
5 feet
10 feet
30 feet
5. Always check the interior of the bus before driving, including:
Handholds and railings
Floor covering
Emergency exit handles
All of the above.
6. If you recognize a distracted driver on the road, you should:
flash your brake lights at them.
try to pass them.
give them plenty of room.
follow them closely.
7. In an emergency:
stopping is always the best thing to do.
you should keep one hand on the steering wheel.
stopping is not always the safest thing to do.
you should never turn to miss an obstacle.
8. When approaching a school bus stop, you should:
continuously check all mirrors.
activate amber warning lights.
approach cautiously.
All of the above.
9. Properly adjusted outside left and right side flat mirrors should allow the driver to see:
the front bumper.
the front tires touching the ground.
the rear tires touching the ground.
at least 1 traffic lane on either side of the bus.
10. The standee line is:
is a line that passengers must stand on.
a line on the floor of the bus showing the driver where the riders cannot stand.
a line on the floor of the bus showing riders where the driver cannot stand.
a line on the floor of the bus showing riders where they cannot stand.
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WV School Bus Test

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