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.

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8. To avoid a hazard:

Explanation
In some emergencies, the best strategy for avoiding a hazard may be to drive onto the shoulder. Most shoulders are strong enough to support the weight of a large vehicle.

9. Eating while driving is:

Explanation
Smoking, eating, or drinking are distracting activities and should be avoided while you are driving. Instead, plan ahead and allow yourself time to stop to eat when making a lengthy trip.

10. If an unusual noise or feeling occurs in a vehicle while it is being driven, the driver should:

Explanation
If you see, hear, smell, or feel anything while driving that does not feel right, you should have it checked out.

11. To prevent your vehicle from rolling backward when beginning to move, you can:

Explanation
To ensure that your vehicle does not roll backward when beginning to move after a stop, you should partly engage the clutch before removing your right foot from the brake pedal.

12. Drivers trapped behind a slow-moving vehicle often:

Explanation
It is common for drivers to tailgate slow-moving vehicles that cannot keep up with the speed of surrounding traffic. If you are being tailgated, allow the other driver to pass your vehicle.

13. Before a bus enters a curve, the driver should:

Explanation
Buses should always enter curves at reduced speeds. A driver should be especially cautious if entering a curve under wet or slippery conditions.

14. The use of a hand-held mobile device while driving is:

Explanation
Using a hand-held mobile telephone while operating a CMV is both illegal and dangerous.
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