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 Rhode Island 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.

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1. Before a trip, you should make sure that:

Explanation
When checking your vehicle's pedals during a pre-trip inspection, you should ensure that there is nothing under or around the pedals that will obstruct their use. Make sure the pedals are in proper working condition and that the surfaces of the pedals are grooved, if applicable.

2. If a vehicle is carrying hazardous cargo, placards must be placed:

Explanation
Placards must be placed on the front, the rear, and both sides of a vehicle carrying hazardous cargo. They must be readable from any direction.

3. When changing lanes, turn signals:

Explanation
Always signal your intentions before turning or changing lanes. Do not assume that other drivers will move out of your way simply because you are signaling to turn.

4. When pulled off on the side of the road:

Explanation
If you must stop on the side of the road, make sure to use your four-way emergency flashers. This is particularly important at night.

5. 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.

6. What should you do if the braking system cannot build up hydraulic pressure?

Explanation
If your hydraulic braking system will not build up the pressure needed to slow or stop your vehicle, there are a few possible solutions. Try shifting into a lower gear, pumping the brakes, and/or using the emergency brake.

7. If approaching a railroad crossing that is being approached by a train, you should:

Explanation
Never attempt to beat a train to a railroad crossing. It is very difficult to accurately judge the speed of an approaching train. If you come upon a crossing that is being approached by a train, you must stop and wait for the train to pass before you attempt to cross the tracks.
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