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

8. A danger of looking at your mirrors for too long is that:

Explanation
Looking at your mirrors for too long is dangerous because you may travel a substantial distance without knowing what is going on ahead of you. It is important to be aware of your surroundings in all directions.

9. When inspecting your tires, you do not want to find:

Explanation
There should be at least 4/32 of an inch of tread depth in every major groove on front tires and 2/32 of an inch on other tires. Valve stems should not be cut or cracked. Tire sizes should not be mismatched.

10. When re-entering traffic after a bus stop, you should:

Explanation
When driving a bus, you should be mindful of the size of the gap that your vehicle will need to merge into traffic after making a stop. Wait for a gap of the necessary size to open in passing traffic before re-entering the main road.

11. A CMV should:

Explanation
All commercial motor vehicles are required to be equipped with the proper emergency equipment. This may include spare electrical fuses; three red reflective triangles, six fuses, or three liquid burning flares; and at least one properly charged and rated fire extinguisher.

12. If you are confronted by an aggressive driver, you should:

Explanation
If you encounter an aggressive driver, you should not let yourself be provoked by any angry gestures they make toward you. Avoid making eye contact with the other driver and do not try to race them.

13. A truck tractor built after March 1, 1997 must be equipped with:

Explanation
Truck tractors with air brakes built on or after March 1, 1997 are required to be equipped with Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS).

14. 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.
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