Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three 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 answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Hawaii 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. At stops, a driver should:

Explanation
At bus stops, drivers should warn passengers about potential hazards. This may include warning them to watch their step when exiting the bus by way of lowered stairways.

2. If driving on a surface with poor traction, a driver should accelerate slowly:

Explanation
To avoid a loss of control, you should accelerate slowly when driving in poor-traction conditions, such as rain or snow.

3. When re-entering traffic after a bus stop, you should:

Explanation
When driving a bus, you should be mindful of the size of the gap that your vehicle will need to merge into traffic after making a stop. Wait for a gap of the necessary size to open in passing traffic before re-entering the main road.

4. When backing with a trailer:

Explanation
When backing, you should pull forward to reposition your vehicle whenever needed. Drift should be corrected immediately by turning the steering wheel in the direction of the drift.

5. A tread depth of ____ should be in every major groove of a front tire.

Explanation
For safe operation, a commercial motor vehicle needs a tread depth of 4/32 of an inch in every major groove on the front tires, and a tread depth of 2/32 of an inch on other tires.

6. On any upgrade, gravity will:

Explanation
A vehicle will be slowed down by gravity on any uphill grade. You may need to switch to a lower gear to climb a steep grade.

7. Bridges usually:

Explanation
Bridges tend to freeze before other parts of the road surface. You should be especially careful on bridges when temperatures are near the freezing point.
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