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 Michigan Commercial Driver License Manual. Questions come from chapters covering: Driving Safely and Transporting Passengers Safely. The Passenger endorsement can be used with the Class A, B or C CDL.

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1. Broken suspension parts:

Explanation
The suspension system performs the vital functions of holding up the vehicle and its load while keeping the axles in place. Defects in the suspension are therefore extremely dangerous.

2. When traveling down a steep grade, you switch into a lower gear:

Explanation
You should shift your vehicle's transmission into a low gear before staring a downhill grade. Be prepared for gravity to increase your vehicle's speed when traveling downhill.

3. When driving in winter, which of the following should receive extra attention in a pre-trip inspection?

Explanation
When doing a pre-trip inspection during the winter, you should pay extra attention to the coolant level and amount of antifreeze; the defrosting and heating equipment; the wiper blades and windshield washer; the tires and tire chains; the lights and reflectors; the windows and mirrors; the hand holds, steps, and deck plates; the radiator shuttles and winterfront; and exhaust system.

4. When driving a bus with passengers, you should:

Explanation
To reduce the risk of distraction, bus drivers should not engage in conversation with passengers. Avoid fueling a bus while passengers are on board. Do not tow or push a disabled bus with riders aboard the vehicle, unless it would be unsafe for the passengers to exit the bus at the location where it has stalled.

5. Bridges usually freeze:

Explanation
Bridges tend to freeze before other parts of the roadway. Be particularly careful on bridges when temperatures are close to the freezing point.

6. If another driver is tailgating you, you should:

Explanation
If you are being tailgated, you should increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead. This will reduce your need to make sudden moves, and will also allow the tailgater more room to pass you. Speeding up when being tailgated is not advised because it may result in the tailgater continuing to follow you closely at the higher speed, only increasing the danger.

7. When traveling on a downgrade, your vehicle will:

Explanation
Gravity causes a vehicle's speed to increase when traveling on a downgrade. Adjust your speed before reaching a downgrade.
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