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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. Your mirrors should be adjusted so that:
the rear of the vehicle is visible in the mirror.
more than half of the mirror shows the vehicle.
no part of the vehicle is visible in the mirror.
a part of the vehicle is visible in the mirror.
2. When approaching a vehicle for a pre-trip inspection, you should:
look under the vehicle for hazards to vehicle movement.
look under the vehicle for fuel leaks, fresh oil, coolant or grease.
make sure the parking brake is on.
start the engine and listen for unusual noises.
3. When going down grades, you should:
put the transmission in Neutral.
shift up.
rely solely on engine braking to reduce your speed.
downshift to a lower gear.
4. When possible, you should park:
on the shoulder.
so you will be able to pull forward when you leave.
so you will have to back up when you leave.
on the roadway.
5. Before driving your bus, make sure ________ do not have recapped or regrooved tires.
the spare wheels
the rear wheels
the front wheels
None of the above.
6. Buses must never carry more than _______ total of allowed hazardous materials.
250 pounds
200 pounds
75 pounds
500 pounds
7. If you are driving a school bus, the 4-way emergency flashers should:
be activated before crossing railroad tracks.
be activated after crossing railroad tracks.
be used only when a train is approaching.
never be used.
8. Vehicles with ABS have ______ ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
9. Which of the following is not a rule for using turn signals?
Signal early
Don't signal unless another vehicle is behind you
Signal continuously
Cancel your signal after you have turned
10. Which of the following is a tip to follow so you won't become a distracted driver?
Turn on all communication devices.
Adjust all vehicle controls and mirrors while driving.
Engage in complex conversations with others.
None of the above.
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Passenger Test District of Columbia

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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