Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has three or 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 three or four answer choices. To pass, the applicant must answer at least 16 questions correctly. Test questions come from the Oregon Commercial Driver 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.

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Passing Score

8. Compared to talking on a cell phone while driving, texting while driving is:

Explanation
Texting while driving is even more dangerous than speaking on a phone while driving. In addition to being mentally distracting, texting is also physically distracting.

9. Steering wheel play should be no more than:

Explanation
Steering wheel play of more than 10 degrees (about two inches of movement at the rim of a 20-inch steering wheel) can make it difficult to steer.

10. One way to prevent drowsiness while driving is to:

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; scheduling trips for times during which you are normally awake; and avoiding medications that may cause drowsiness. Exercising regularly can increase your energy levels and make you less likely to become tired while driving.

11. Be sure that your wheel bearing/seals are:

Explanation
During an inspection, ensure that the wheel bearing/seals are not leaking.

12. If feeling sleepy while driving, you should:

Explanation
If you begin to feel sleepy while driving, the only safe response is to stop driving and get some sleep. Attempting to fight off exhaustion is dangerous and a major cause of fatal crashes. Stimulants are not a safe solution because they may help keep you awake but will not make you more alert. Once stimulants wear off, you will be even more tired than you were originally.

13. When driving, it is important to:

Explanation
It is essential that you are aware of what is happening on all sides of your vehicle at all times. Scan the road ahead and make regular checks of the mirrors on both sides of your vehicle while you are driving.

14. A commercial motor vehicle should:

Explanation
Vehicles must be equipped with the appropriate emergency equipment. When inspecting a CMV, you should check for at least one fire extinguisher; spare electrical fuses, unless the vehicle is equipped with circuit breakers; and the appropriate warning devices to be used when the vehicle is parked.
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