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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 Illinois CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The IL passenger test covers the following sections of the Illinois CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this IL practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. When driving at night, to avoid glare from oncoming vehicles you should:
put your own high beams on when other drivers do not put their low beams on.
look slightly to the right at a right lane or edge marking.
look directly at lights of oncoming vehicles.
wear sunglasses.
2. When changing lanes, you should:
ensure that the vehicle behind you has moved into your blind spot.
do it quickly so other vehicles won't get into the lane.
do it slowly, so a driver you did not see may have a chance to honk their horn.
turn sharply.
3. Before driving your bus, you must:
ensure the emergency exit door is open.
All of the above.
review the inspection report.
clean the interior.
4. Why should you back toward the driver's side?
You can more easily correct any steering errors.
You can see better and watch the rear of your vehicle by looking out the side window.
Using double clutching requires practice.
All of the above.
5. At railroad crossings, you must stop no closer than ___ feet and no farther than ___ feet from the nearest rail.
15; 50
20; 40
25; 75
50; 100
6. Before driving your bus, to be sure it's safe you should:
ask the Safety Certificate to your supervisor.
ask the shipper for the Safety Confirmation report.
review the inspection report made by the previous driver.
review the bus safety guidelines.
7. To warn drivers behind you that you will be slowing down, you should:
turn on the 4-way emergency flashers.
turn on the right and left turn signals at the same time.
turn on the parking, clearance and side-marker lights.
tap your brake pedal a few times to flash your brake lights.
8. When driving on slippery surfaces, you should:
not pass slower vehicles unless necessary.
make turns as quickly as possible.
change lanes often.
All of the above.
9. If the road is icy, you should:
maintain your current speed and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
put the transmission in neutral and stay off the brake until the vehicle has slowed down, then pull off the road and stop.
reduce speed to a crawl and stop driving as soon as you can safely do so.
All of the above.
10. Which of the following is a good way to avoid becoming an aggressive driver?
Avoid talking on your cell phone.
Keep your following distance reasonable.
Be realistic about your travel time.
All of the above.
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CDL Passenger Test IL

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