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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1. To best reduce the distractions of a cell phone, you should:

Explanation
If possible, you should avoid all cell phone distractions by turning it off before starting a trip and leaving it off until you reach your destination.

2. Distracted driving:

Explanation
To reduce the risk of distraction, do not engage in complex or emotionally intense conversations while driving. Pre-programming radio stations before your trip and avoiding eating, drinking, or smoking while at the wheel can also help you avoid becoming distracted while driving. Remember that mental distractions that take your attention away from the task of driving can be just as dangerous as physical distractions.

3. Off-ramps:

Explanation
The combination of slopes and curves can make freeway on- and off-ramps dangerous for trucks. Remember that posted speed limits on ramps may be safe to be driven by cars but too fast to be driven by large or heavily-loaded vehicles.

4. Which of the following indicates drowsy driving?

Explanation
Indicators of drowsiness while driving include your eyes closing or going out of focus by themselves, having trouble keeping your head up, and drifting between lanes.

5. Move over laws require:

Explanation
If an emergency vehicle with its lights on is stopped on the side of the road, move over laws require drivers to vacate the lane directly next to the vehicle, if possible. If a driver cannot move over safely, they must slow down and proceed with caution.

6. When inspecting a power steering-equipped vehicle, you should be sure that:

Explanation
When inspecting a vehicle equipped with power steering, check the hoses, pumps, and fluid level. Be sure to check for and repair leaks before operating the vehicle.

7. Baggage and freight should be stored in a way that:

Explanation
On a bus, baggage and freight must be stored in a way that allows the driver to move freely and easily; allows passengers to exit via any window or door in the event of an emergency; and protects riders from injury if items fall or shift.
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