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DC CDL PASSENGER PRACTICE TEST

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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. If another vehicle is following closely, you should NOT:
make it difficult for the tailgater to get around you.
increase your following distance.
speed up.
avoid quick changes.
2. If driving a charter bus, you should:
not allow passengers on the bus until departure time.
tell passengers to fill the back of the bus first.
explain the passenger comfort and safety rules while driving.
allow passengers on the bus early.
3. When approaching a traffic light that has been green for a long time, you should:
start slowing down and be ready to stop.
maintain your current speed.
speed up to get through the light.
None of the above.
4. Which of the following could cause poisonous carbon monoxide to enter the cab?
Wrong type of fuel
Lack of engine coolant
Exhaust system leaks
Lack of engine oil
5. The standee line:
tells the school bus driver where to steer.
is part of the braking system.
shows riders where they cannot stand.
is used at bus stops.
6. If ABS is not working:
you should stay off the brake.
you should pump the brakes.
a yellow malfunction lamp will light up on the control panel.
the brakes will lock up.
7. When driving on slippery surfaces, you should:
change lanes often.
not pass slower vehicles unless necessary.
make turns as quickly as possible.
All of the above.
8. Which of the following is NOT true?
ABS will change the way you normally brake.
ABS won't compensate for poor brake maintenance.
ABS won't compensate for bad brakes.
ABS only comes into play when a wheel would have locked up because of over braking.
9. ABS:
keeps your wheels from locking up during hard brake applications.
allows you to drive faster.
always shortens your overall stopping distance.
helps increase brake pressure.
10. To avoid distractions while driving, you should:
smoke, eat, and drink only when the road is straight.
use your phone only when there is no traffic around you.
try to engage in complex conversations with the other occupants.
adjust vehicle controls and mirrors prior to driving.
 
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Passenger Test - DC CDL

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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