Passenger

To receive this endorsement, applicants must pass a test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question has two, three or four answer.. Read More

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

8. How could you reduce your stress while driving?

Explanation
Being under stress can lead to aggressive driving, which is dangerous. Playing calming music can help you become more relaxed if you are feeling stressed while driving.

9. During a pre-trip inspection, belts in the engine compartment should be:

Explanation
During a pre-trip inspection, belts in the engine compartment should be checked for tightness and excessive wear.

10. When leaving your vehicle, you should:

Explanation
You should always apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle.

11. What should you do when confronted with an aggressive driver?

Explanation
If confronted by an aggressive driver, the most important thing for you to do is get out of their way. Avoid making eye contact, do not challenge them by increasing your speed, and do not let yourself be provoked by any angry gestures they direct toward you.

12. Why do drivers have to inspect their vehicles?

Explanation
Federal and state laws require drivers to inspect their vehicles before driving to ensure that they are safe to operate.

13. Escape ramps are ramps that can be used:

Explanation
Escape ramps are constructed in areas with steep downgrades to allow a means of safely stopping runaway vehicles. They consist of a long bed of loose, soft material, and sometimes an uphill slope.

14. If making a tight turn, the operator of a CMV should:

Explanation
Drivers behind you may not anticipate how slowly your CMV must travel to safely make a right turn. You can help warn them in advance by braking early and slowing gradually.
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