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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1. If you’re not sure what to do to extinguish a fire in your vehicle, you should:

Explanation
If you are not sure which kind of extinguisher should be used on a fire in your vehicle, particularly a hazardous materials fire, you should wait for the firefighters to arrive and allow them to extinguish it.

2. When passing a row of parked vehicles, a driver should:

Explanation
You should be cautious when passing parked vehicles. A person may step out of a parked vehicle or out from between parked vehicles without looking for oncoming traffic. A driver may begin moving their vehicle before realizing you are there.

3. A vehicle that is smaller than your vehicle:

Explanation
In general, a smaller vehicle will be able to come to a complete stop faster than a larger vehicle. Keep this in mind when determining your following distance.

4. When approaching a railroad crossing, a bus driver should:

Explanation
When approaching a railroad crossing, bus drivers should stop their vehicle between 15 and 50 feet from the nearest track and look both ways for a train. The driver should not proceed until they are certain no trains are approaching.

5. 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.

6. On a slippery surface, stopping distance:

Explanation
A vehicle's regular stopping distance increases on slippery surfaces because there is less available traction.

7. To stay alert while driving, you should:

Explanation
Splitting driving responsibilities with a second driver lowers the chance that either of you will drive while fatigued. You can also reduce the risk of fatigue by avoiding heavy foods and keeping the interior of the cab cool.
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