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The passenger endorsement applies to drivers who want to drive a bus in any Class A, B, or C CDL. Applicants must pass a special knowledge test, and must pass skills tests in a passenger vehicle. The California CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The CA passenger test covers the following sections of the California CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this CA practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. If ABS is not working:
you should stay off the brake.
the brakes will lock up.
a yellow malfunction lamp will light up on the control panel.
2. Before entering a curve, you should:
increase your speed.
reduce your speed.
maintain your speed.
3. Before driving your bus, make sure ________ do not have recapped or regrooved tires.
the front wheels
the rear wheels
the spare wheels
4. When driving in extremely hot weather, if the air pressure in the tires is too high, you should:
stop and remain stopped until the tires cool off.
let air out of the tires to decrease pressure.
continue driving.
5. When approaching a vehicle for a pre-trip inspection, you should:
look under the vehicle for hazards to vehicle movement.
make sure the parking brake is on.
look under the vehicle for fuel leaks, fresh oil, coolant or grease.
6. When checking the bus seats, make sure that:
they are securely fastened to the bus.
they have not been damaged.
All of the above.
7. Watch out for black ice:
when it is snowing.
any time the temperature is below freezing and the road looks wet.
when the temperature is above freezing and the road is dry.
8. Passive railroad crossings:
do not require you to stop.
do not have yellow circular advance warning signs, pavement markings and crossbucks.
do not have any type of traffic control device.
9. When driving, you should check mirrors regularly to know where other vehicles are around you. Remember that:
you should check your after the start of any trip to make sure they are properly adjusted.
convex mirrors make things look larger and closer than they really are.
there are blind spots that your mirrors cannot show you.
10. When driving at night, you should use ________ when you can.
low beams
high beams
emergency flashers
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CA CDL Passenger Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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