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 New Mexico 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. You will often have to drive your vehicle under bridges and overpasses. If approaching such an opening, you should:

Explanation
Do not assume that posted height clearances are accurate. If the road was repaved after the sign was posted, or if there is packed snow on the ground, the actual height of the opening may be different than what is indicated. If you are not confident that your vehicle will be able to safely clear an upcoming bridge or overpass, you should slow down and find another path, if possible.

2. When backing a truck, you should:

Explanation
Backing a commercial motor vehicle is always dangerous because you cannot see everything behind you. When backing, make frequent checks of the mirrors on both sides of the vehicle. Use a helper whenever possible.

3. Most bus accidents happen:

Explanation
Bus accidents most commonly occur at intersections. Use caution, even if the intersection is controlled by signs or signals.

4. Texting while driving is especially dangerous because:

Explanation
Texting while driving is particularly dangerous because it is both a mental and physical distraction to the driver. In addition to diverting a driver's mental attention away from the road, texting requires a person to remove at least one hand from the vehicle's controls.

5. On a bus, carry-on baggage should be stored:

Explanation
The aisles and stairwells of a bus should always be kept clear. Luggage and freight must be placed in a location that allows passengers to exit through any window or door in the event of an emergency.

6. During the driving test, the examiner will be scoring you on:

Explanation
During the on-road driving test, the examiner will be scoring you on specific driving maneuvers, as well as your general driving behavior.

7. When should mirrors be adjusted?

Explanation
The adjustment of your mirrors should be checked prior to the start of all trips. Adjust your mirrors as needed.
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