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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8. Most hazardous materials:

Explanation
Though there are some exceptions to this rule, most hazardous materials are not permitted to be transported by bus. The safety of your passengers is your responsibility.

9. Backing with a trailer is dangerous because:

Explanation
Backing a truck is always dangerous because the driver may not be able to see everything behind them. CMV operators should avoid backing whenever possible.

10. To check the automatic transmission fluid level in some vehicles, the vehicle:

Explanation
For some vehicles, you may need to leave the engine running to be able to check its automatic transmission fluid level.

11. To avoid a hazard, you:

Explanation
Stopping is not always the best way to avoid a hazard. If there is not enough space for you to stop to avoid coming into contact with the hazard, swerving out of the way may be your safest option.

12. The steering wheel should be:

Explanation
To maintain proper control of your vehicle, the steering wheel should be held firmly with both hands. Your hands should be positioned on opposite sides of the wheel.

13. If your vehicle is hydroplaning, you should:

Explanation
If your vehicle begins to hydroplane, do not apply the brakes. Instead, slow down by releasing the accelerator and pushing in the clutch. This will help you to regain traction.

14. When going down a steep downhill, your primary source of braking should be:

Explanation
On a steep downgrade, you must use the engine's braking effect as your primary method of speed control. Be sure to decelerate and downshift appropriately before beginning to drive down the hill.
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