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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. When arriving at the destination or intermediate stops, announce:
the date.
the ID number of the driver.
the next stop.
the location.
2. When approaching a vehicle with a distracted driver, you should:
quickly pass the vehicle.
change lanes quickly.
maintain your safe following distance.
sound your horn.
3. With an engine fire, you should:
open the hood as soon as possible.
not shoot foam from the vehicle’s underside.
turn the engine off as soon as possible.
All of the above.
4. Alcohol:
does not affect judgement.
improves muscle coordination.
improves reaction time.
impairs depth perception.
5. If your vehicle is hydroplaning, you should:
apply the brakes.
put the vehicle in reverse.
speed up.
stay off the brake.
6. At drawbridges that do not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you must stop at least _______ before the draw of the bridge.
50 feet
15 feet
75 feet
30 feet
7. Service brakes should:
only be checked by a mechanic.
always be checked before applying the brakes.
be checked before each trip.
All of the above.
8. Even if you are not required to always stop at railroad crossings and you are sure no train is approaching, you must stop before reaching the crossing if:
you can drive completely through the crossing without stopping.
the tracks are not clear.
there is oncoming traffic.
there is no oncoming traffic.
9. If a rider wants to board the bus with a car battery, the bus driver should:
inspect the battery before allowing the rider to carry it on board.
not allow the rider to carry on the battery.
instruct the rider to sit next to the exit doors.
call the police.
10. How does ABS help you?
ABS helps you avoid wheel lock up and maintain control when you brake hard on slippery surfaces.
ABS makes stab braking more effective.
ABS always shortens your stopping distance.
ABS replaces your normal brakes and helps you  to stop faster.
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CDL Passenger Test DC

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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