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 New Hampshire CDL Driver’s 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.

Number of Question
Passing Score

1. When driving under wet conditions, what does a lack of spray from other vehicles indicate?

Explanation
If the road appears to be wet but the wheels of other vehicles are no longer generating spray, ice has formed on the road. Drive with extra caution when operating on wet or icy roads.

2. ____ is a thin layer of ice that forms on road surfaces.

Explanation
Black ice is a thin layer of ice that is clear enough for the road surface to be seen through it. A road covered in black ice may look like it is merely wet instead of icy. Always be on the lookout for black ice if a road surface looks wet and temperatures are around the freezing mark.

3. If you are being tailgated while driving a large vehicle, do all of the following, except:

Explanation
If you find yourself being tailgated by another driver, you should increase your following distance and avoid making quick moves. Increasing your speed may only result in the other driver continuing to tailgate you at a higher speed. Do not turn on your taillights or flash your brake lights at the other driver.

4. Using a helper when backing up a large vehicle is:

Explanation
Backing a CMV is always dangerous due to limited visibility, so using a helper to monitor your blind spots is encouraged whenever possible.

5. 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.

6. If stopped on the side of the road, how should you alert other motorists?

Explanation
If you must stop on the side of the road, it is important to turn on your four-way emergency flashers to warn other road users.

7. If you’re unfamiliar with the area in which you must back up, you should:

Explanation
Backing is always dangerous because you cannot see everything behind your vehicle. Especially if you are unfamiliar with the area, you should get out of your vehicle and familiarize yourself with your path of travel before beginning to back up.
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