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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 District of Columbia CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The DC passenger test covers the following sections of the District of Columbia CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this DC practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. You must have at least _____ inch tread depth in every major groove on front tires.
2. When driving on a slippery surface, you should do all of the following except:
adjust braking to conditions.
watch far enough ahead to keep a steady speed.
keep a shorter following distance.
not pass slower vehicles unless necessary.
3. When driving in very hot weather, the heat will increase the chances of:
suspension system defects.
tire failure.
loss of hydraulic pressure.
ABS malfunction.
4. When checking your mirrors you should:
use both mirrors.
only use the driver side mirror.
not make regular checks.
only use the passenger side mirror.
5. If you doubt you have enough space to pass under a bridge, you should:
drive faster.
go slowly.
turn on your 4-way emergency flashers.
turn on your headlights.
6. When is it best to wear your seat belt?
Only if required by your company's policy
When you are driving over 35 mph
Only if your bus holds more than 15 passengers
7. Warnings on low bridges or underpasses:
are often posted, but sometimes they are not.
are always posted.
must be posted.
None of the above.
8. To avoid a crash:
stopping is not always the best thing to do.
swerving is always the worst thing to do.
stopping is always the safest thing to do.
None of the above.
9. Before driving your bus, you must:
ensure the emergency exit door is open.
clean the interior.
review the inspection report.
All of the above.
10. You should do an after-trip inspection:
at least once a week.
after each trip.
once a month.
after each stop.
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DC CDL Passenger Test

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