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 Indiana 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

8. If you are turning left and there are two available left turn lanes, which lane should you choose?

Explanation
A large vehicle may need to swing right to make a left turn. If an intersection has two left turn lanes, the driver should choose the righthand land to begin their turn.

9. When checking the springs during a vehicle inspection, do all of the following, except:

Explanation
When checking the springs as part of the vehicle inspection test, you should look for missing, shifted, cracked, or broken leaf springs, as well as broken or distorted coil springs. If the vehicle is equipped with torsion bars, torque arms, or other types of suspension components, ensure that they are not damaged and are mounted securely.

10. Suspension system defects may include all of the following, except:

Explanation
Defects to check for when inspecting your vehicle's suspension system include cracked or broken spring hangers; missing or broken leaves in a leaf spring; and leaking shock absorbers. If you spot any of these issues, be sure to have them repaired.

11. When leaving your vehicle, you should:

Explanation
You should always apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle.

12. When traction is poor, a driver should accelerate slowly:

Explanation
Speeding up too quickly on a road with poor traction could cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle. In conditions that cause poor traction, a driver should accelerate especially smoothly and gradually.

13. Before operating a bus, you should ensure that it is safe by:

Explanation
A bus must always be inspected before it is driven. The inspection process must include a review of the inspection report made by the previous driver. You should operate the vehicle only if defects listed on the inspection report have been certified as repaired or as not needing to be repaired.

14. If a tire rim is damaged, it should be:

Explanation
Wheels or rims with welding repairs are not safe.
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