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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 Connecticut CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The CT passenger test covers the following sections of the Connecticut CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this CT practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. Rough acceleration:
is necessary to warm up the engine.
is recommended during long trips.
can cause mechanical damage.
improves gas mileage.
2. When you use mirrors while driving on the road, you should:
never look back and forth between the mirrors and the road ahead.
check quickly.
focus on the mirrors for a long time.
only use one mirror.
3. To avoid becoming a distracted driver you should:
not turn off all communication devices.
adjust all vehicle controls and mirrors while driving.
eat and drink while you drive.
not engage in complex conversations with others.
4. Hydroplaning:
can occur only if there is a lot of water on the road.
can occur at speeds as low as 30 mph.
can occur at speeds as low as 10 mph, if there is a lot of water.
is less likely if tire pressure is low.
5. Before driving your bus, to be sure it's safe you should:
ask the Safety Certificate to your supervisor.
review the bus safety guidelines.
review the inspection report made by the previous driver.
ask the shipper for the Safety Confirmation report.
6. After starting the engine, the ABS light stays on. This means:
the ABS oil level is not adequate.
the ABS is working properly.
the ABS is not working properly.
the ABS is in Neutral.
7. While crossing railroad tracks, you should:
stop, then look and listen for the train.
not shift gears.
shift down.
shift up.
8. When approaching a traffic light that has been green for a long time, you should:
start slowing down and be ready to stop.
speed up to get through the light.
maintain your current speed.
None of the above.
9. Properly adjusted outside left and right side flat mirrors should allow the driver to see:
the front tires touching the ground.
the rear tires touching the ground.
the front bumper.
at least 1 traffic lane on either side of the bus.
10. Buses must never carry more than _______ total of allowed hazardous materials.
75 pounds
500 pounds
250 pounds
200 pounds
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Passenger Test Connecticut

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