Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three or four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions.. Read More

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three or four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Connecticut Commercial Driver License Manual. 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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1. When checking the power steering fluid during a vehicle inspection, you will need to do each of the following, except:

Explanation
When checking the power steering fluid during the vehicle inspection test, you must be able to indicate where the power steering fluid dipstick is located and show that there is an adequate amount of power steering fluid in the engine compartment. The fluid level must be above the refill mark.

2. Bent lock rings:

Explanation
Mismatched, bent, or cracked lock rings are dangerous and should not be used.

3. When driving on a wet road, you should reduce your speed by:

Explanation
Reduce your speed when traveling on surfaces that provide reduced traction. Reduce your speed by about one-third when driving on a wet road.

4. When stopping a manual transmission vehicle, you should:

Explanation
When stopping, apply gradual pressure to the brake pedal and stop smoothly. If stopping a manual transmission vehicle, push the clutch in when the engine is close to idle.

5. A bus driver does not need to stop when approaching:

Explanation
When approaching a railroad crossing while driving a bus, you must stop between 15 and 50 feet from the nearest track to look and listen for any approaching trains. Only proceed once you are certain that there are no approaching trains. You do not need to stop at streetcar crossings; if a police officer or flagger is directing traffic; if there is a green traffic signal at the crossing; or at crossings marked "exempt" or "abandoned."

6. Cargo inside a trailer:

Explanation
Cargo must be properly secured to prevent it from moving in transit. Loose cargo can be dangerous to the driver operating the CMV, as well as to other road users.

7. Rust around wheel nuts may mean:

Explanation
Rust around wheel nuts may mean that they are loose. Check the tightness of the nuts if you see any rust in the area.
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