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 York State Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Handbook. 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.

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Passing Score

8. When you are driving while drowsy, you should:

Explanation
The only effective way to deal with drowsiness while driving is to stop and sleep. Caffeine or other stimulant drugs may help you stay awake, but they will not keep you alert. You will likely end up being even more tired when the artificial stimulants begin to wear off.

9. To correct a drive-wheel braking skid, a driver should do all of the following, except:

Explanation
To correct a drive-wheel braking skid, you should first remove your foot from the brake pedal to allow the locked wheels to begin rolling again. Quickly steer in the direction you want to go, then countersteer to prevent your vehicle from skidding in the opposite direction.

10. When encountering fog, you will be safest if you:

Explanation
Fog can quickly deteriorate drivers' ability to see the road, other drivers, and other hazards. Avoid driving in fog if at all possible.

11. Regarding winter driving, all of the following are true, except:

Explanation
When driving during the winter, it is particularly important that your tires have adequate tread. You need a tread depth of at least 4/32 of an inch in every major groove on the front tires, and at least 2/32 of an inch on the back tires. Check the tread depths by using a gauge.

12. With your low beam headlights turned on, you should be able to see about ____ ahead of your vehicle.

Explanation
Low beam headlights allow you to see about 250 feet ahead of your vehicle. When driving at night, adjust your speed so that you will be able to stop in the distance illuminated by your headlights.

13. Which of the following is a good rule to follow when making a turn?

Explanation
Signal well in advance of a turn so drivers behind you are aware of your intentions. Keep the signal on throughout the turn and turn it off once the turn is complete.

14. The emergency exit door:

Explanation
Check all emergency exits before operating a bus. Never drive a bus with an open emergency exit door or window.
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