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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 Indiana CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The IN passenger test covers the following sections of the Indiana CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this IN practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. Right after it starts to rain, the road is very slippery. Why?
Because the water mixes with oil left on the road by vehicles.
Because black ice may form on the road.
Because rain is very slippery.
None of the above.
2. 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 quickly take their baggage with them in an emergency.
blocks one exit, but allows riders to exit by any remaining window or door in an emergency.
allows riders to exit by any window or door in an emergency.
3. Why should you back toward the driver's side?
You can see better and watch the rear of your vehicle by looking out the side window.
Using double clutching requires practice.
You can more easily correct any steering errors.
All of the above.
4. When you are driving a school bus, the emergency exit doors or windows must always:
have a red door light turned on.
be closed.
stay open.
None of the above.
5. With low beams, drivers can see ahead about:
250 feet
15 feet
100 feet
150 feet
6. Hydroplaning:
can occur at speeds as low as 30 mph.
can occur at speeds as low as 10 mph, if there is a lot of water.
can occur only if there is a lot of water on the road.
is less likely if tire pressure is low.
7. Weaving across the road or drifting from one side to another is typical of:
slow drivers.
impaired drivers.
confused drivers.
8. The "emergency exit" sign:
must be clearly visible.
can be hidden by cargo.
should be turned off at night.
All of the above.
9. If the drive wheels begin to spin, you should:
take your foot off the accelerator.
wait 4-5 seconds before applying the accelerator.
apply your brakes all the way.
accelerate smoothly and change gears as necessary.
10. If your bus leans toward the outside on a banked curve, the bus:
is going at the proper speed.
is going too slow.
is going too fast.
has good traction.
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IN CDL Passenger Test

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