Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has 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 four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Washington D.C. 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.

Number of Question
Passing Score

1. What is sleep debt?

Explanation
You can build up a "debt" of sleep if you do not sleep for adequate amounts of time. You can only catch up on the time that you "owe" by getting more sleep.

2. Brake pads should:

Explanation
When inspecting your brakes, you should verify that the shoes and pads do not have any oil, grease, or brake fluid on them.

3. Bent lock rings:

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

4. Which of the following is not an example of a driving hazard?

Explanation
Passing an accident scene can be hazardous because the people involved in the accident may not be watching traffic, and the scene itself may distract other passing drivers. Ice cream trucks can create hazardous conditions because they attract children who may not pay attention to nearby vehicles. Shoppers near the roadway are often paying attention to stores, not passing traffic.

5. When inspecting the interior of a bus, you should:

Explanation
When inspecting the interior of a bus, you must make sure that everything is safe and in proper working condition. Ensure that all seats are properly fastened to the bus and safe to be used by riders.

6. When asked about the vehicle's oil during the vehicle inspection test, you must be able to do all of the following, except:

Explanation
During the vehicle inspection test, you must be able to indicate where the oil dipstick is located; show that the oil level is within a safe operating range; and show that the oil level is above the refill mark.

7. Cargo inside a trailer:

Explanation
Cargo needs to be secured appropriately to prevent it from moving in transit. Cargo should be arranged to keep the vehicle's center of gravity low and well-distributed.
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