Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has 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 four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the 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

1. When it is difficult to see, such as at dawn or dusk, what is the best way to make your vehicle more visible?

Explanation
In conditions of poor visibility (such as at dawn, at dusk, in rain, or in snow), you should turn on your low beam headlights to make your vehicle easier to see. Do not use your high beams when driving near other vehicles.

2. Tires of mismatched sizes:

Explanation
Tires on the same vehicle should all be equally sized. Ensure your tires are not mismatched when inspecting your vehicle.

3. One reason for you to sign a previous driver’s vehicle inspection report is if:

Explanation
You should only sign a previous inspection report if defects were either noted and certified to have been repaired or if repairs were not needed.

4. The maximum amount of play that is safe on a 20-inch steering wheel is:

Explanation
A steering wheel with play of more than 10 degrees may be defective. On a 20-inch wheel, this is equal to about two inches of movement at the rim of the wheel.

5. When transporting cargo, drivers must check the securement of the cargo every:

Explanation
The securement of cargo must be checked before beginning a trip, within the first 50 miles of a trip, and then again every three hours or 150 miles.

6. What is the minimum permitted size of a placard?

Explanation
Hazardous materials must be diamond-shaped and a size of at least 10 ¾ square inches.

7. During a basic vehicle control skills test, you may be asked to:

Explanation
Maneuvers that may be included in the basic vehicle control skills test include straight line backing, offset back/right parking, offset back/left parking, driver side parallel parking, conventional parallel parking, and alley docking.
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