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 Virginia 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

1. While driving, a driver should:

Explanation
It is essential that you are aware of what is happening on all sides of your vehicle at all times. Scan the road ahead and make regular checks of the mirrors on both sides of your vehicle while you are driving.

2. When inspecting the interior of a bus, a driver should make sure:

Explanation
When inspecting the interior of a bus, you must make sure everything is safe and in proper working condition. Make sure all signaling devices, such as bathroom emergency buzzers, are in proper working order.

3. When approaching your vehicle as part of your pre-trip inspection, you should look for what as a sign of trouble?

Explanation
When approaching your vehicle for an inspection, you should look underneath the vehicle for fresh leaks of oil, coolant, grease, or fuel. Seeing a fresh puddle of any of these fluids could indicate a safety issue with your vehicle.

4. A danger of looking at your mirrors for too long is that:

Explanation
Looking at your mirrors for too long is dangerous because you may travel a substantial distance without knowing what is going on ahead of you. It is important to be aware of your surroundings in all directions.

5. An encroachment is when:

Explanation
An encroachment during the basic vehicle control skills test is when an exercise boundary line is touched or crossed by any portion of the applicant's vehicle. Every encroachment will be counted as an error.

6. Hydroplaning:

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 a large amount of water on the road for this to occur.

7. Steering wheel play of more than ____ can make steering difficult.

Explanation
A steering wheel should have no more than 10 degrees of play. This is equal to about two inches of movement at the rim of a 20-inch wheel. If there is more play than this, it may be difficult to steer.
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