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FREE NT Class 2 (Bus) Commercial Licence Practice Test

  • Perfect for first-time and renewal commercial applicants, and those adding endorsements
  • Based on 2024 NT commercial driver's licence manual
  • Updated for June 2024
Verified by Steven Litvintchouk, M.S., Chief Educational Researcher, Member of ACES. See our detailed commitment to accuracy and quality in our practice tests.
NT commercial driver's licence
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About this test

If you’re aiming to become a bus driver in Northwest Territories, you’ll need a Class 2 Commercial Driver’s Licence. This license allows you to operate buses, including school buses, special activity buses, and special vehicles used to transport passengers. The demand for professional bus drivers is consistent, as they play a key role in public and private transportation sectors. To prepare for the road, thorough study and practice are vital. You must pass both knowledge and road tests to obtain your licence.

The knowledge test consists of multiple-choice questions based on the official Northwest Territories Commercial Driver’s Guide, and you need to score at least 80% to pass — although this benchmark is subject to change as per Northwest Territories Transportation regulations. The test typically takes about 30 minutes to complete. During the road test, you’ll demonstrate your practical skills in bus operation to an examiner.

While the official guide is an indispensable resource, practice tests offer the hands-on experience that reading alone cannot. This practice test, featuring 50 questions, is tailored for the Northwest Territories Class 2 licence aspirants. It’s derived from the 2024 NT Commercial Driver’s Guide, and each question comes with an explanation to deepen your understanding of the rules. Good luck, and remember, safety is paramount when you’re in the driver’s seat!

List of questions (classic view)

  1. A bus driver should choose a safe driving speed, primarily based on
  2. The air pressure of a spare tire should equal
  3. When should the bus driver perform a safety check of the bus?
  4. You're approaching an intersection, and you notice that the roadway beyond the intersection is blocked with traffic. What should you do?
  5. When travelling slower than the other traffic, you should
  6. If you're approaching a level railway crossing that is not protected by gates or railway crossing signals, what should you do?
  7. A vehicle being used for the removal of snow from a roadway must be equipped with a
  8. What is the main purpose of maintaining the correct air pressure in the tires?
  9. Under Ontario law, when a school bus stops with its red signals flashing, other drivers must
  10. A broken centre line on a roadway means that you may
  11. Which of the following items of equipment is not required on a school bus?
  12. If a front tire blows out, what should you do first?
  13. If your right wheels drop off the roadway, what should you do to get back onto the roadway?
  14. Generally the safest drivers are those who
  15. If a bus becomes disabled on a roadway at night, flares or reflectors must be placed approximately _________ in front of and behind the vehicle.
  16. When driving in fog, you should use
  17. You're driving on a two-way street when you hear the siren of an approaching emergency vehicle. What must you do?
  18. What is the most important concern for a bus driver?
  19. If your vehicle lacks antilock brakes (ABS), how can you stop quickly on a wet or icy roadway?
  20. When travelling at over 60 km/h (40 mph), a bus driver must maintain a following distance of at least _________ behind the vehicle ahead, except when passing.
  21. A controlled railway crossing may have
  22. A light-rail transit (LRT) train may take up to ________ to stop in an emergency.
  23. A Slow-Moving Vehicle sign should be placed on any vehicle that travels no faster than
  24. A tire that is overinflated or underinflated can
  25. A tractor-trailer travelling at high speeds creates air turbulence in which of the following areas?
  26. A vehicle that is twice the weight of a car and is travelling at twice the speed of that car requires how much braking power to stop in the same distance?
  27. A white diamond marking in your lane indicates that
  28. A white X pavement marking in your lane means that
  29. What is a danger zone?
  30. Which dashboard gauge can help you decide when to upshift?
  31. Airbags are
  32. An engine governor is
  33. An octagonal (eight-sided) red sign is
  34. An oncoming vehicle at night has not dimmed its high-beam headlights. What should you do?
  35. Any defect or deficiency that you find on your bus must be
  36. At a railroad crossing, flashing red lights and ringing bells mean that
  37. At a stop sign, you must
  38. At an intersection with no traffic lights or traffic signs, you should
  39. At an intersection, the traffic light is red, but a police officer motions you to go through. What should you do?
  40. At what speed should you back up your vehicle?
  41. At which of the following engine speeds should you drive your vehicle?
  42. Before you drive your vehicle, you should
  43. Before you drive, you should
  44. Before you enter a curve, what gear should you select?
  45. Before you may turn left at an intersection, you must yield to
  46. Besides regular brake maintenance, who is responsible for ensuring that the brakes of a vehicle are working properly before the vehicle is driven?
  47. Cars A and B have arrived at this intersection at about the same time. Car A wants to turn left and Car B wants to go straight. Who has the right-of-way?
  48. Compounding the air brakes can
  49. Different-sized tires can
  50. Double-clutching is
  51. During a pre-hill inspection of a vehicle equipped with air brakes, you should do which of the following?
  52. During freezing conditions, you should exercise extreme caution when driving through which of the following?