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 Texas 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.

Number of Question
Passing Score

1. At railroad crossings, bus drivers:

Explanation
When approaching a railroad crossing while driving a bus, you must stop between 15 and 50 feet from the nearest track to look and listen for any approaching trains. Only proceed once you are certain that there are no approaching trains. You do not need to stop at streetcar crossings; if a police officer or flagger is directing traffic; if there is a green traffic signal at the crossing; or at crossings marked "exempt" or "abandoned."

2. In the event of an engine fire, you should not:

Explanation
In the event of an engine fire, you should turn off the engine as soon as possible. Do not open the hood if you can avoid it. Shoot foam through the louvers or from the vehicle’s underside.

3. To make it as safe as possible to leave a stop, you should park:

Explanation
Backing can be dangerous, so avoid doing it whenever you can. If possible, park in such a way that allows you to pull forward to exit your parking space.

4. Once stopped as a part of the stop/start maneuver, you should:

Explanation
Once you have stopped as a part of the stop/start maneuver during the on-road driving skills test, you must activate your four-way flashers and shift into neutral or park. You must not block any driveways, intersections, fire hydrants, or signs.

5. When stopping:

Explanation
Press the brake pedal down smoothly and gradually every time you slow or stop. The amount of brake pressure you need to apply depends on the speed of your vehicle and how quickly you need to stop.

6. Backing with a trailer is dangerous because:

Explanation
Backing up is always dangerous because it is impossible to see everything behind your vehicle. If you must drive in reverse, use a helper, if possible.

7. Belts in the engine compartment should be:

Explanation
When inspecting your vehicle's engine, check the belts for tightness and excessive wear. The amount of "give" that is safe for each belt in a given engine will vary, so learn what is appropriate for your vehicle.
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