Idaho Driver’s Examination

Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three answer..

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 Idaho Commercial Driver’s License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers Safely, Transporting Cargo, 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

When backing a truck, you should:

Explanation
Backing a commercial motor vehicle is always dangerous because you cannot see everything behind you. When backing, make frequent checks of the mirrors on both sides of the vehicle.

If driving a new vehicle, you should familiarize yourself with the controls:

Explanation
When operating a new vehicle, you should familiarize yourself with its features and equipment before getting behind the wheel.

When passengers have carry-on baggage, it is best to:

Explanation
Bus passengers should never be allowed to leave baggage in the aisle or doorway of a bus. All luggage and cargo must be positioned in a manner that ensures riders are able to exit by any window or door in an emergency.

Which of the following is not an indicator of when to change gears?

Explanation
There are two indicators that determine when you need to shift into a higher gear. One indicator is the engine speed (rpm). You should read your vehicle's manual to learn its rpm range and shift up when you reach the top of that range. The other indicator is road speed (mph). You should learn which speeds each gear can accommodate, then keep an eye on the speedometer and shift up as needed.

When should a driver sign a vehicle inspection report?

Explanation
You must sign a vehicle inspection report only if defects were noted and either certified to have been repaired or certified as not needing to be repaired.

As the driver of a truck carrying a load, you are responsible for all of the following, except:

Explanation
It is the driver's responsibility to inspect their cargo; recognize overloading or poorly balanced weight; know that the cargo is properly secured and does not obscure the driver's view; and know that the cargo does not restrict access to emergency equipment. The driver is responsible for their cargo even if they were not the one who initially loaded and secured the cargo.

If a vehicle is equipped with power steering, the hoses should be checked:

Explanation
When inspecting a vehicle that is equipped with power steering, check the hoses, pumps, and fluid level. In particular, you should look for leaks in the hoses.
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