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 Commercial Driver Guide. 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. Shaded areas of a road:

Explanation
Because they are exposed to less sunlight and warm up more slowly, shaded areas will remain icy and slippery after ice on other areas of the road has melted.

9. If a vehicle's Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is malfunctioning:

Explanation
An Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) intervenes to reduce brake pressure if there is a risk of wheel lockup. If the ABS isn't working, the vehicle's basic braking functions are not affected. A driver should continue to drive and brake in a normal manner.

10. When re-entering traffic after a bus stop, you should:

Explanation
When driving a bus, you should be mindful of the size of the gap that your vehicle will need to merge into traffic after making a stop. Wait for a gap of the necessary size to open in passing traffic before re-entering the main road.

11. Radial and bias-ply tires:

Explanation
Radial and bias-ply tires should not be used together. All wheels on a vehicle should be the same style and equally-sized.

12. When transporting cargo, drivers must check the securement of the cargo every:

Explanation
The securement of cargo must be checked within the first 50 miles of a trip, and then again every three hours or 150 miles.

13. Roof hatches on buses:

Explanation
On a bus, it is acceptable to lock some roof hatches in a partially-opened position to provide fresh air, but this should not be made a regular practice. Remember that opening these hatches will slightly increase a bus's clearance.

14. If there is a fire in your vehicle and you are not sure how to extinguish it, you should:

Explanation
If you are not sure which method to use when putting out a fire, do not attempt to extinguish the fire on your own. Instead, wait for firefighters to arrive and let them handle it. This is especially true if you are experiencing a hazardous materials fire.
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