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 Iowa 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.

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8. Backing with a trailer is dangerous because:

Explanation
Backing up is always dangerous because it is impossible to see everything that is behind you. Only drive in reverse if it is absolutely necessary.

9. To prevent becoming an aggressive driver you should:

Explanation
To avoid engaging in aggressive driving behavior, it is helpful to give other drivers the benefit of the doubt. Assume that they have valid reasons for what they are doing and don't take their actions personally.

10. When slowing down, you should ____ to warn other drivers

Explanation
Before slowing down, it can be a good idea to lightly tap your brakes. This will cause your brake lights to flash, providing a warning to motorists behind you.

11. To use the controlled braking method, you should:

Explanation
Controlled braking is the method of applying a vehicle's brakes as hard as possible without locking the wheels. A driver should keep steering wheel movements very small if braking while using this method.

12. When alley docking, you should first:

Explanation
If you are asked to alley dock, you should first pull past the alley and stop your vehicle in a position that is parallel to the outer boundary. From there, you should back your vehicle entirely into the alley parking area. Your vehicle should be parked in a straight position within the boundaries of the parking space.

13. A bus driver is:

Explanation
The driver's seat of a bus should be equipped with a seat belt, which should always be used by the driver.

14. When inspecting the windshield before a trip, a person should do all the following, except:

Explanation
When inspecting your windshield, you should look for cracks or other problems that could interfere with your ability to clearly see the road. The windshield wiper arms should be checked for proper spring tension. The wiper blades should be checked for damage, stiff rubber, and improper securement.
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