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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 Kansas CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The KS passenger test covers the following sections of the Kansas CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this KS practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. The standee line:
is part of the braking system.
tells the school bus driver where to steer.
shows riders where they cannot stand.
is used at bus stops.
2. Hydroplaning:
is less likely if tire pressure is low.
can occur only if there is a lot of water on the road.
can occur at speeds as low as 10 mph, if there is a lot of water.
can occur at speeds as low as 30 mph.
3. To avoid a crash:
swerving is always the worst thing to do.
stopping is always the safest thing to do.
stopping is not always the best thing to do.
None of the above.
4. Which of the following is not a sign of fatigue?
Rubbing eyes
Yawning repeatedly
Keeping a steady speed
Frequent blinking
5. When inspecting your bus, make sure that:
seats are safe for riders.
signaling devices are working.
emergency exit handles are in safe working condition.
all of the above have been checked.
6. When driving at night you should dim your lights when following another vehicle within:
50 feet.
1 mile.
100 feet.
500 feet.
7. You hear a loud "bang" which sounds like a tire blowout. You should:
keep driving as normal.
check the tires at the next stop.
inspect your tires with your mirrors.
assume you have a tire failure.
8. Air storage tanks:
hold compressed air for the brakes.
use parts of the service brake systems to stop the vehicle in a brake system failure.
pump air into the air storage tanks.
are installed in the first tank the air compressor pumps air to.
9. What should you do if you doubt you have safe space to pass under a low bridge?
Assume that the height posted at the bridges is correct.
If no warnings are posted, assume there is enough clearance under the bridge and proceed slowly.
Go slowly, and take another route if you are not sure you can make it.
Increase the weight of your vehicle to clearing under the bridge.
10. When approaching a traffic light that has been green for a long time, you should:
maintain your current speed.
start slowing down and be ready to stop.
speed up to get through the light.
None of the above.
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KS Passenger Test

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