Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three or four 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 or four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Maryland Commercial Driver Guide. 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 pulled over on the side of the road, you should:

Explanation
If you must stop on the side of the road, you should turn on your emergency flashers and place the appropriate warning signals to warn other drivers.

2. Parts of an exhaust system should be:

Explanation
When inspecting an exhaust system, you should verify that parts of the system are not loose, broken, or missing. The system's parts must be properly mounted and should not be rubbing against moving parts of the vehicle.

3. ABS allows you to:

Explanation
The function of an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is to help prevent wheel lockup during hard braking. With ABS equipped on your vehicle, you should drive and brake in the same manner that you would without it.

4. When passengers have carry-on baggage, it is best to:

Explanation
Bus passengers should not be allowed to leave baggage in any doorway or aisle. Baggage and freight must be secured in a manner that will prevent damage, allow the driver to move freely and easily, allow riders to exit by any window or door in an emergency, and protect riders from injury if the items fall or shift.

5. When using your mirrors, you should frequently look at your tires to:

Explanation
Check your tires regularly when looking in your mirrors. This helps ensure that you will notice a tire fire, if one should happen. Tire fires may occur when a tire is under-inflated, if dual tires are touching, or if the tires are otherwise overheated.

6. Skids happen when:

Explanation
Skids happen when tires' traction with the road surface decreases. This can be caused by over-braking, over-accelerating, over-steering, and driving too fast.

7. Cargo inside a trailer:

Explanation
Cargo must be properly secured to prevent it from moving in transit. Loose cargo can be dangerous to the driver operating the CMV, as well as to other road users.
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