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 Missouri Commercial Driver’s 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
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8. Distracted driving:

Explanation
Distractions while driving can be physical (such as reaching for an object), mental (such as making conversation with a passenger), or both (such as holding a phone to send texts). Strategies to help you avoid distracted driving include pre-programming radio stations; planning out your route in advance; avoiding complex or emotionally taxing conversation while driving; adjusting your mirrors before setting out; and not eating, drinking, or smoking while behind the wheel.

9. Exhaust system parts 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.

10. If you are unsure if there is enough space for your vehicle to safely pass under an upcoming bridge, you should:

Explanation
If you aren't sure that you have room for your vehicle to safely fit under an overhead object, you should slow down while approaching it. Seek an alternate route, if possible.

11. Maintaining a cushion of space between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead is:

Explanation
For safe driving, it is essential that you maintain cushions of space on all sides of your vehicle. This helps to ensure that you will have time to take appropriate action if a problem arises.

12. Black ice is:

Explanation
Black ice is a layer of ice that is thin and clear enough for the road to be visible through it. The surface will look like a wet road. Always be alert to black ice if the road looks wet when the temperature is below freezing.

13. If a vehicle is equipped with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), when the vehicle is started:

Explanation
After starting the engine of a vehicle equipped with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), the indicator light should come on and then turn off. If the light stays on, something is wrong with the ABS.

14. How can you check hydraulic brakes?

Explanation
Check hydraulic brakes by pumping the brake pedal three times before applying firm pressure to the pedal for five seconds. The pedal should not move. If it does, there may be a leak or some other problem in the braking system.
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