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 Jersey Commercial Driver Guide. 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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8. When switching gears, what happens if you remain in neutral for too long?

Explanation
Remaining in neutral for too long when shifting gears may make it difficult to put the vehicle into the next gear.

9. Before a bus enters a curve, the driver should:

Explanation
Crashes on curves are usually a result of the operator driving too fast. A bus driver should always reduce their driving speed before entering a curve, turn, on-ramp, or off-ramp.

10. Rims with welding repairs:

Explanation
A driver should inspect wheels before a drive, specifically looking for damage on the wheels and rims. Wheels or rims that have had welding repairs are not safe for use.

11. What is a way to warn drivers behind you that you will be slowing down?

Explanation
To alert drivers behind you that you plan to slow down, tap your brake pedal lightly a few times to make the brake lights flash.

12. Of the following, which is not a way to prevent drowsiness during a trip?

Explanation
Driving while fatigued can be extremely dangerous. Strategies for preventing drowsiness while driving include getting a full night's sleep before a trip; having someone ride with you so you can take turns driving; scheduling trips for times during which you are normally awake; and avoiding medications that may cause drowsiness.

13. When leaving your vehicle, you should:

Explanation
You should always apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle.

14. Hydraulic brakes can fail for one of two reasons. Which of the following is one of those reasons?

Explanation
Most hydraulic brake failures occur for one of two reasons. A first likely cause of brake failure is that the brakes have been overused on a downgrade, causing them to fade. The second likely cause is that there has been a loss of hydraulic pressure in the braking system. Brakes kept in good condition will rarely fail, but you should know which steps to take in case they do.
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