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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. In an emergency:
you should never turn to miss an obstacle.
stopping is not always the safest thing to do.
you should keep one hand on the steering wheel.
stopping is always the best thing to do.
2. Texting is:
about as safe as adjusting the radio.
safer than  engaging in conversation with a passenger.
the most dangerous distraction.
safer than talking on a cell phone.
3. ABS:
always shortens your overall stopping distance.
allows you to drive faster.
keeps your wheels from locking up during hard brake applications.
helps increase brake pressure.
4. When you double your speed, the braking distance is:
3 times longer.
the same.
2 times longer.
4 times longer.
5. To ensure passenger safety during loading and unloading, bus drivers should:
allow passengers enough time to sit down or brace themselves before departing.
always ensure that passengers are safely on the bus before closing the door(s).
start and stop as smoothly as possible.
All of the above.
6. Carry-on baggage should be placed:
below the bus.
in the aisle.
in a way that allows passengers to exit by any window or door in an emergency.
All of the above.
7. When you use mirrors while driving on the road, you should:
only use one mirror.
never look back and forth between the mirrors and the road ahead.
focus on the mirrors for a long time.
check quickly.
8. Move-over laws require drivers to _________ when approaching an emergency vehicle stopped on the roadside or a work zone.
sound their horn
slow down and change lanes
change direction
9. One way to prevent hydroplaning is to:
make sure you have enough tread on your tires.
have less than 4/32 inch tread depth in every major groove on front tires.
use the controlled braking method.
take curves at higher speeds.
10. If your bus leans toward the outside on a banked curve:
you are braking too hard.
you are driving too slow.
you are driving too fast.
you are turning too soon.
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IL Passenger Test

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