Vermont Driver’s Examination

Passenger

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

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 Vermont Commercial Driver’s 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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When slowing down, you should ____ to warn other drivers

Explanation
Before slowing down, it can be a good idea to lightly tap your brakes. This will cause your brake lights to flash, providing a warning to motorists behind you.

How much water must be present for a vehicle to hydroplane?

Explanation
Hydroplaning is an effect in which a vehicle's tires lose traction with the surface of the road and instead glide along a layer of water. There does not have to be much water on the road for this to occur.

After arriving to a destination, a driver should:

Explanation
When arriving at a final destination or intermediate stop, a bus driver should remind passengers to take their belongings with them when exiting the bus. It is best for the driver to make this announcement before the bus comes to a complete stop.

During the vehicle inspection test, you will be asked to:

Explanation
During the vehicle inspection test, you will be asked to do a complete inspection of your vehicle. You will need to explain what you are inspecting and why.

A cargo van is:

Explanation
The added weight of a heavy load will make a vehicle sit lower than usual. A vehicle will often be taller when carrying a light load than when carrying a heavy load. If your vehicle fits under an overpass while carrying a full load, it is not guaranteed that it will fit under the same overpass if it is empty.

If you’re unfamiliar with the area in which you must back up, you should:

Explanation
Before backing up, you should get out of your vehicle and look at your line of travel. Check your clearance to the sides and overhead.

The two indicators that determine when you should upshift are:

Explanation
There are two indicators that determine when you need to shift into a higher gear. One indicator is the engine speed (rpm). You should read your vehicle's manual to learn its rpm range and shift up when you reach the top of that range. The other indicator is road speed (mph). You should learn which speeds each gear can accommodate, then keep an eye on the speedometer and shift up as needed.
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