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 Maine 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

1. A disruptive passenger should be:

Explanation
Even if a passenger is disruptive, a bus driver is still responsible for their safety. The passenger should be discharged in a safe place, either at the next scheduled stop or in another well-lit area where other people are present.

2. If you have an engine fire, you should:

Explanation
To keep an engine fire from spreading, you should turn off the vehicle's engine as soon as possible. Do not open the hood if you don't have to.

3. If you are taking the driving test and the route does not include a railroad crossing, you:

Explanation
During the on-road driving test, if your route does not include a railroad crossing, the examiner may ask you to explain and demonstrate the necessary procedures at a simulated location.

4. Which of the following determines your blood alcohol concentration (BAC)?

Explanation
The main factors that determine a person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) are how much alcohol has been consumed, how quickly it was consumed, and the person's body weight.

5. When traveling down a downgrade, the speed of a vehicle will likely:

Explanation
The force of gravity will cause a vehicle's speed to increase when traveling downhill.

6. A posted speed limit for cars:

Explanation
Particularly on curves, the maximum posted speed limit may be safe to be driven in a car but too fast to be driven in a bus. Be especially careful when the road has been made slippery by rain or snow.

7. When approaching your vehicle as part of a pre-trip inspection, seeing fresh oil underneath the vehicle is:

Explanation
When approaching your vehicle, you should check under the vehicle for fresh oil, coolant, grease, or fuel leaks. Spotting any of these before a trip is a cause for concern.
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