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. When checking your vehicle's lights before driving:

Explanation
To check your vehicle's lights before a trip, you should set the parking brake, turn off the engine, remove the key from the ignition, and take the key with you. Turn on your low beam headlights and four-way flashers. Get out of the vehicle to make sure the lights are working properly.

2. You must put out emergency warning devices within ____ of stopping on the side of the road.

Explanation
If you must stop on the shoulder of a road, put out your emergency warning devices within 10 minutes of stopping. When pulling off the road to stop, be sure to turn on your four-way emergency flashers.

3. A bus driver is:

Explanation
The driver's seat on a bus should be equipped with a seat belt. A driver is always required to wear a seat belt while driving a bus.

4. Which of the following is not a type of retarder?

Explanation
Retarders are mechanisms in some vehicles that help slow a vehicle and reduce the need for braking. The four basic types of retarders are exhaust, engine, hydraulic, and electric.

5. After starting the engine, oil pressure should reach a normal level:

Explanation
After you start the engine, keep an eye on the gauges. Oil pressure should rise to a normal level within a few seconds of the engine being started.

6. The drive shaft should:

Explanation
During the vehicle inspection test, you should check that the drive shaft is not bent or cracked.

7. When traveling down a hill:

Explanation
When a vehicle is traveling on a downward slope, the force of gravity will cause its speed to increase.
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