# The U.S. CDL Bus Driver Apprentice Sample Test

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If you plan to be a bus driver, you most definitely need to pass the driver’s test. This is easy to do, and all that one needs is to practice before the exam. The quiz below is designed for a CDL Bus Driver Apprentice and can help you pass the final exam. Give it a shot!

• 1.

### How far from a railroad crossing should you stop?

• A.

Between 10 and 40 feet

• B.

Between 15 and 50 feet

• C.

Between 20 and 60 feet

• D.

Between 25 and 75 feet

B. Between 15 and 50 feet
Explanation
When approaching a railroad crossing, it is important to stop at a safe distance to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Stopping too close to the crossing can be dangerous as it may not provide enough time for the train to stop or for you to react in case of an emergency. Stopping too far away, on the other hand, may obstruct the flow of traffic or create confusion. Therefore, the recommended distance to stop is between 15 and 50 feet from the railroad crossing. This allows for sufficient space while ensuring smooth traffic flow.

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• 2.

### When must you stop before crossing a drawbridge? • A Stop at least 30 feet before the draw of the bridge.

• A.

Stop at least 40 feet before the draw of the bridge.

• B.

Stop at least 50 feet before the draw of the bridge.

• C.

None of the above

C. None of the above
• 3.

### What are “prohibited practices" while operating a bus?

• A.

Avoid fueling with riders on board.

• B.

Don't talk to riders while driving

• C.

Don't tow or push a disabled bus with riders aboard.

• D.

All of the above.

D. All of the above.
Explanation
The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that all of the mentioned practices, including fueling with riders on board, talking to riders while driving, and towing or pushing a disabled bus with riders aboard, are prohibited while operating a bus. These practices can pose safety risks to both the passengers and the driver, and it is important to avoid them to ensure the well-being of everyone on board.

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• 4.

### Urban mass transit coaches may have a brake and accelerator interlock shystem. The rear door of a transit bus has to be open to put on the parking brake.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
Urban mass transit coaches may have a brake and accelerator interlock system, but the statement that the rear door of a transit bus has to be open to put on the parking brake is false. The parking brake can be engaged regardless of the position of the rear door.

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• 5.

### If you work as an interstate carrier, you must complete a written inspection report for each bus driver.

• A.

Are recapped or regrooved tires allowed on buses? A Yes, on all wheels.

• B.

Yes, on all wheels except the front wheels.

• C.

No, recapped or regrooved tires are not allowed on buses.

• D.

As a spare only

A. Are recapped or regrooved tires allowed on buses? A Yes, on all wheels.
Explanation
Recapped or regrooved tires are allowed on buses on all wheels.

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• 6.

### Before driving who is responsible for inspecting emergency equipment?

• A.

The shop

• B.

The dispatcher

• C.

The driver

• D.

All of the above

C. The driver
Explanation
The driver is responsible for inspecting emergency equipment before driving. It is their duty to ensure that all the necessary equipment, such as first aid kits, fire extinguishers, and emergency flares, are present and in proper working condition. This is important for the safety of both the driver and other individuals on the road in case of any emergencies that may arise during the journey. The shop and dispatcher may have their own responsibilities, but inspecting emergency equipment falls under the driver's responsibility.

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• 7.

### What are the shape of hazardous material labels?

• A.

Round

• B.

Rectangular

• C.

Diamond-shaped

• D.

Oval

C. Diamond-shaped
Explanation
Hazardous material labels are diamond-shaped. This shape is used to easily identify and communicate the presence of hazardous materials. The diamond shape is universally recognized and allows for quick identification from a distance. It is important for these labels to be easily visible and distinguishable in order to ensure the safety of individuals and to prevent accidents or mishandling of hazardous materials.

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• 8.

### Which poor weather condition can cause the most dangerous driving?

• A.

Ice

• B.

Rain

• C.

Snow

A. Ice
Explanation
Ice can cause the most dangerous driving conditions because it creates a slippery surface that reduces traction and makes it difficult for vehicles to maintain control. When roads are covered in ice, it becomes extremely challenging to stop, accelerate, or turn safely, leading to an increased risk of accidents. Additionally, ice can be hidden and not easily visible, making it even more treacherous for drivers.

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• 9.

### If you have to swerve quickly to avoid an accident you want to know:

• A.

If all of your passengers are wearing seat belts.

• B.

Where other vehicles are around your bus.

• C.

• D.

If your emergency flashers work properly

B. Where other vehicles are around your bus.
Explanation
In a situation where you need to swerve quickly to avoid an accident, knowing where other vehicles are around your bus is crucial. This information helps you make an informed decision about the best course of action to avoid a collision. It allows you to assess the potential risks and choose the safest path to maneuver your bus without causing harm to yourself, your passengers, or other vehicles on the road. Being aware of the position and movement of other vehicles helps you anticipate their actions and make split-second decisions to prevent accidents.

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