Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. 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. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Illinois Commercial Driver’s License Study Guide. 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. 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.

2. How should you check your hydraulic brakes?

Explanation
To test hydraulic brakes, you should pump the brake pedal three times, then apply firm pressure to the brake pedal and hold for five seconds. The pedal should not move. If it does, there may be a leak.

3. When driving on packed snow, you should reduce your speed:

Explanation
When driving on packed snow, you should reduce your speed by one-half or more. It can be difficult to stop or turn when operating on a slippery surface, so you must adjust your speed to drive safely under such conditions.

4. When passing another vehicle, you should:

Explanation
It is always safest to assume that other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians don't see you. Be prepared for the possibility that they may suddenly move into your path. It may be safe to lightly tap your horn or flash your lights as you pass.

5. Texting while driving a CMV is:

Explanation
Texting while driving a commercial motor vehicle is both illegal and dangerous. Manually entering text into or reading text from any electronic device is considered texting.

6. A fatigued driver:

Explanation
If you are fatigued, you will not see or react to hazards as quickly as you would if you were fully energized and awake. You will be impaired in making critical decisions.

7. To help your vehicle be seen by others:

Explanation
When driving at night, it is important that your lights be clean so that they provide as much light as possible. This will help others to see your vehicle.
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