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 Kentucky 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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1. When driving at highway speeds, you should watch the road about ____ ahead of your vehicle.

Explanation
Stay aware of upcoming obstacles and hazards by consistently watching the road at least 12 to 15 seconds ahead of your vehicle. When traveling at highway speeds, this is equivalent to about a quarter of a mile.

2. When backing with a trailer, turning toward the driver’s side is encouraged:

Explanation
If you must back up, it is safest to back toward the driver's side of the vehicle. This way, as the driver, you will have the best possible view of your path of travel.

3. Stopping distance can be affected by:

Explanation
Factors that can affect stopping distance include the vehicle's speed, its weight, and the traction provided by the road surface.

4. Broken suspension parts:

Explanation
The suspension system holds up a vehicle and its load while keeping the axles in place. Defects in this system are extremely dangerous.

5. To avoid a collision with a hazard on the roadway:

Explanation
Swerving out of the way of a hazard is sometimes safer than trying to stop before reaching the hazard. You can usually turn away from something more quickly than you can come to a complete stop.

6. 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.

7. Texting while driving is especially dangerous because:

Explanation
Texting while driving is particularly dangerous because it is both a mental and physical distraction to the driver. In addition to diverting a driver's mental attention away from the road, texting requires a person to remove at least one hand from the vehicle's controls.
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