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NS Class 2 (Bus) Commercial Licence Practice Test 2 2024

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Based on 2024 NS commercial driver's license manual Instant feedback
Welcome to your Nova Scotia Class 2 Practice Test series, updated for May 2024. This test features 49 questions covering a comprehensive set of topics you'll need to know to pass your Class 2 written test. These questions are closely aligned with the official guidelines for buses with more than 24 seats, and also Classes 3, 4, 5, and 8 vehicles, where applicable.The minimum eligibility criteria for a Class 2 license in NS are: you must be at least 19 years old, have a year's experience with a Class 5 license, pass the written test, and submit satisfactory medical and optical reports. The Class 2 license fee is $98.85.Use this practice test to sharpen your knowledge and understand the rules and regulations. You'll encounter a mix of question types, each accompanied by hints and detailed explanations. This is designed to be more than just a practice test; it's a comprehensive study tool.Don't forget, you can retake this practice test as many times as you need to feel confident. The questions are randomly shuffled each time to ensure a new testing experience. Prepare now to make sure you're ready for the real Class 2 written test. Good luck!
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Perfect for:

  • First-time NS commercial license applicants
  • Existing commercial license holders adding endorsements
  • NS commercial license renewal applicants

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List of questions (classic view)

  1. During your brake tests, you find that the brakes are not operating safely. What should you do?
  2. During your pre-trip inspection, you discover a defect that does not affect the safe operation of the vehicle. What should you do?
  3. Every written trip inspection report must include which of the following?
  4. For large commercial vehicles, which of the following are advantages of air brakes as compared with hydraulic brakes?
  5. For optimal safety, your head restraint should be positioned so that its centre is level with
  6. Funeral processions have right-of-way over you…?
  7. How can you downgrade from a commercial licence to a non-commercial licence?
  8. How can you ensure smooth braking of a large commercial vehicle?
  9. How can you tell how much air pressure is in the service reservoirs?
  10. How do you ease your vehicle into a smooth stop?
  11. How often should you look at your mirrors?
  12. How should you drive through a large amount of water on the roadway?
  13. How should you handle driving around a curve?
  14. Idling for longer than five minutes can
  15. If a crash occurs while you are backing up with the aid of a guide, who will be held responsible?
  16. If a fire starts in your vehicle, you should do which of the following?
  17. If a peace officer asks for your logbook and supporting documents, what documents should you provide?
  18. If an air line ruptures between the compressor and the supply reservoir, what will prevent loss of air pressure in the service brake system?
  19. If another driver wants to pass your vehicle, what should you do?
  20. If someone is tailgating you, what should you do?
  21. If you are going to park for longer than ________, you should turn off your engine.
  22. If you are parking a bus on a downgrade, you should
  23. If you are parking a single-unit (straight) vehicle on an upgrade without a curb, you should
  24. If you are parking a vehicle on a downgrade, you should
  25. If you are parking your vehicle on an upgrade without a curb, you should
  26. If you are required to keep a logbook, what must you have in your possession?
  27. If you are unable to keep up with traffic on a steep grade, what should you do?
  28. If you feel tired while driving,
  29. If you find a defect or deficiency in your passenger vehicle, what should you do?
  30. If you find a major defect in your vehicle during your pre-trip inspection, when must it be repaired?
  31. If you leave the paved portion of the roadway, which of these should you NOT do to return to the roadway?
  32. If you miss your exit on a highway, you should
  33. If you must adjust an automatic slack adjuster that has a hexagonal (six-sided) adjusting bolt, you should turn the adjusting bolt in which direction?
  34. If you must drive more slowly than the traffic flow, you should
  35. If you need to keep a daily log, what else do you need to keep with you?
  36. If you reduce a tire’s air pressure when it is warm,
  37. If you see this sign, it means you are
  38. If you're driving a motor home, you should maintain a following distance of at least ________ behind the vehicle in front of you.
  39. If you're on a 14-day cycle, what is the maximum number of hours you can drive within 14 consecutive days?
  40. If your brakes get wet, what should you do?
  41. If your vehicle breaks down on the freeway, you should
  42. If your vehicle is carrying cargo, how often must you perform an en-route inspection of the cargo securement system?
  43. If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, what should you do?
  44. If your vehicle starts to pull strongly to the right, it indicates
  45. In a sedan-type vehicle, how many passengers may be seated on your right side?
  46. Are you legally allowed to exceed the speed limit to pass another vehicle?
  47. When are you allowed to exceed the speed limit when passing another vehicle?
  48. In an urban area such as a village, town or city, are you allowed to back up into an intersection or crosswalk?
  49. In the context of commercial driving, what is a turnout?
  50. Just before your vehicle comes to a full stop, you should __________ to prevent your vehicle from jerking back.