California Driver’s Examination

Passenger

This test is taken by all drivers taking the school bus test. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test The test consists of 20 multiple choice..

This test is taken by all drivers taking the school bus test. To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the California Commercial Driver Handbook. Questions come from chapters covering: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers Safely, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test and On-Road Driving. The Passenger endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.

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Why are multi-speed axles and auxiliary transmissions used?

Explanation
On many vehicles, multi-speed rear axles and auxiliary transmissions are used to provide extra gears.

On a bus, carry-on baggage should be stored:

Explanation
The aisles and stairwells of a bus should always be kept clear. Luggage and freight must be placed in a location that allows passengers to exit through any window or door in the event of an emergency.

When backing a truck, you should:

Explanation
When backing a truck, always use the mirrors on both sides of the vehicle. Have someone help you whenever possible.

Rust around wheel nuts may mean:

Explanation
It is important to inspect your tires before every drive. Rust around wheel nuts may indicate that they are loose.

If you’re not sure what to do to extinguish a fire in your vehicle, you should:

Explanation
If you are not sure which kind of extinguisher should be used on a fire in your vehicle, particularly a hazardous materials fire, you should wait for the firefighters to arrive and allow them to extinguish it.

Which of the following is not a type of distraction?

Explanation
Distractions that can affect safe driving can be classified as physical (such as reaching for an object), mental (such as talking with passenger), or both (such as talking on a hand-held phone).

Texting while driving is especially dangerous because:

Explanation
Texting while driving is particularly dangerous because it is both a mental and physical distraction to the driver. In addition to diverting a driver's mental attention away from the road, texting requires a person to remove at least one hand from the vehicle's controls.
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