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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 checking the engine compartmentĀ in a vehicle inspection, you should check all of the following except:
Shock absorbers
Coolant level in radiator
Engine oil level
Windshield washer fluid level
2. Rough acceleration:
is necessary to warm up the engine.
improves gas mileage.
is recommended during long trips.
can cause mechanical damage.
3. ABS:
helps you increase your average speed.
improves your visibility at night.
does not decrease your stopping distance.
helps you increase your following distance.
4. To ensure rider safety, bus drivers should always check the interior of the bus before driving. Aisles and stairwells should always be:
reserved for seniors.
5. If the vehicle ahead of you is smaller than yours:
it will take the same amount of time to stop.
it can probably stop faster than you can.
it will usually take longer to stop.
All of the above.
6. When approaching a vehicle with a distracted driver, you should:
maintain your safe following distance.
quickly pass the vehicle.
sound your horn.
change lanes quickly.
7. Baggage and freight should be secured in a way that:
allows riders to easily identify their baggage before they get off the bus in an emergency.
allows riders to exit by any window or door in an emergency.
blocks one exit, but allows riders to exit by any remaining window or door in an emergency.
allows ridersĀ to quickly take their baggage with them in an emergency.
8. Bus drivers must have a commercial driver's license (CDL) if transporting ____ students or more.
9. Passive railroad crossings:
do not have yellow circular advance warning signs, pavement markings and crossbucks.
do not have any type of traffic control device.
do not require you to stop.
All of the above.
10. If you feel drowsy, you should _______ before driving.
listen to upbeat music
drink coffee
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Passenger Test Illinois

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