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NS Class 2 (Bus) Commercial Licence Practice Test 3

  • Perfect for first-time and renewal commercial applicants, and those adding endorsements
  • Based on 2024 NS commercial driver's licence manual
  • Updated for July 2024
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NS commercial driver's licence
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What you need to know
Welcome to the third in our series of Nova Scotia Class 2 Practice Tests, refreshed for July 2024. This test comprises 49 questions to help you prepare for the actual Class 2 written test for buses with more than 24 seats, along with Classes 3, 4, 5, and 8 vehicles. A Class 2 license in NS requires a $98.85 fee, one year’s driving experience with a Class 5 license, and satisfactory medical and optical reports.As with our other tests, each question comes with a hint and a thorough explanation. This practice test can be retaken multiple times with shuffled questions to simulate a real exam environment. Set yourself up for success, and get one step closer to your Class 2 license.
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List of questions (classic view)
  1. Making eye contact with cyclists around your vehicle
  2. On a log-hauling truck, logs may extend up to _______ behind the bed of the truck.
  3. On a long, narrow stretch of highway, a bus has just reached a passing lane. The bus is travelling slower than the rest of the traffic. What should the bus driver do?
  4. On icy or other slippery roads, you should avoid using your
  5. On-duty time includes which of the following?
  6. On-duty time includes which of the following?
  7. Overdriving your headlights at night is dangerous because
  8. Partway through your trip, you must couple to another trailer. What should you do?
  9. Rapid acceleration can increase your fuel consumption by up to
  10. Reducing a tire’s air pressure when it is hot
  11. Shared centre lanes are used for
  12. Someone texts you while you're driving. What should you do?
  13. Stopping on icy roads requires
  14. The area of a primary highway beyond the solid white line is meant for
  15. The broken centre line on your side of the roadway means you may
  16. The minimum following distance for a taxi or ride-hailing (e.g., Uber) vehicle is
  17. The time you spend riding on a ferry is considered off-duty time unless
  18. The trailer hand valve should not be used to hold an unattended trailer because
  19. The way in which a vehicle can be manoeuvred depends on which of the following?
  20. This driver is using a hand signal. The driver intends to
  21. This hand signal indicates that the driver intends to
  22. This sign indicates that you may park for one hour
  23. This steady red X signal over a lane on a highway indicates that
  24. To back up with the aid of a guide, what should you do?
  25. To ensure smooth braking in any size vehicle, you should
  26. To drive defensively, you should
  27. To drive defensively, you should
  28. To drive safely under snowy or icy conditions, what should you do?
  29. To parallel park, first pull your vehicle alongside the vehicle parked ahead of the parking space. There should be about _______ of space between the two vehicles.
  30. To recover from a skid, you should
  31. To reduce whiplash injuries, the space between your head and the head restraint should be
  32. To stop quickly in an emergency, what should you do if your vehicle has antilock brakes (ABS)?
  33. To travel down a steep hill, what should you do?
  34. To turn right in a vehicle with a lot of off-tracking, you may have to
  35. To turn right safely, what should you do?
  36. Travelling as a passenger to a place where you will start working as a driver counts as on-duty time if
  37. Travelling as a passenger to a place where you will start working as a driver counts as on-duty time if
  38. Turning right from one two-way road into another, from where should you begin your turn?
  39. Two cars are turning left onto a divided highway. Which cars are turning correctly?
  40. Two cars arrive at a four-way stop at about the same time. Which car should go first?
  41. Uncontrolled intersections
  42. Under hours of service regulations, a sleeper berth can be
  43. Under hours of service regulations, which of the following are NOT considered a sleeper berth?
  44. Underinflated tires and low tire pressures can cause
  45. Unless your vehicle has antilock brakes (ABS), using light brake pressure on an icy road will
  46. Use extra caution when travelling through an intersection with
  47. What are some common causes of bus passenger injuries?
  48. What are some common causes of passenger injuries?
  49. What are the articulation points of a vehicle?
  50. What are some uses of governors?