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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 Maine CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The ME passenger test covers the following sections of the Maine CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this ME practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. Properly adjusted outside left and right side flat mirrors should allow the driver to see:
the rear tires touching the ground.
the front tires touching the ground.
at least 1 traffic lane on either side of the bus.
2. If the engine catches fire, you should:
avoid shooting foam from the vehicle's underside.
open the hood as soon as you can.
turn off the engine as soon as you can.
3. To avoid becoming a distracted driver you should:
adjust all vehicle controls and mirrors while driving.
not engage in complex conversations with others.
not turn off all communication devices.
4. Passive railroad crossings:
do not have any type of traffic control device.
do not require you to stop.
do not have yellow circular advance warning signs, pavement markings and crossbucks.
5. To prevent getting sleepy while driving, you should:
drive alone whenever possible.
keep the cab warm.
keep cool by opening the window.
6. Air storage tanks:
hold compressed air for the brakes.
pump air into the air storage tanks.
use parts of the service brake systems to stop the vehicle in a brake system failure.
7. If another vehicle is following closely, you should NOT:
avoid quick changes.
speed up.
increase your following distance.
8. What should you do when confronted by an aggressive driver?
Challenge them by speeding up
Ignore gestures
Make eye contact
9. When making a turn you should:
signal early.
make gestures to get the attention of other drivers.
honk your horn.
10. If you are feeling sleepy, you should:
get some coffee.
pull off the road and rest.
slow down.
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ME CDL Passenger Test

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