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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 Maryland CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The MD passenger test covers the following sections of the Maryland CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this MD practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. Drivers should check and adjust their mirrors:
after a trip.
while driving.
before starting a trip.
All of the above.
2. When approaching a stopped bus, you must be aware that:
passengers may cross in front of or behind the bus.
a student may be driving the bus.
passing a stopped bus is illegal.
passengers crossing in front of the bus can always see you.
3. When checking the bus seats, make sure that:
they have not been damaged.
they are securely fastened to the bus.
they are safe for riders.
All of the above.
4. As you approach off ramps and on ramps, remember:
to maintain your highway speed.
that downgrades make it easier to reduce speed.
that the posted speed limit may not be safe for larger vehicles.
to always brake and turn at the same time.
5. When changing lanes, you should:
ensure that the vehicle behind you has moved into your blind spot.
do it quickly so other vehicles won't get into the lane.
turn sharply.
do it slowly, so a driver you did not see may have a chance to honk their horn.
6. When backing you should:
back and turn toward the right side.
avoid making pull-ups to reposition your vehicle.
not use a helper.
use driver-side backing.
7. A disabled bus with passengers on board:
should not be towed or pushed, unless getting off the bus would be unsafe.
should always be towed or pushed to the nearest safe spot to discharge passengers.
should be towed or pushed to its destination with the passengers on board.
must be pushed by another bus.
8. After an accident, an improper use of flares could cause:
the springs to put on the brakes.
a fire if spilled fuel is on the ground.
air pressure to build from 50 to 100 psi within 2 minutes.
the vehicle to slide back and forth.
9. In your mirror, you see a car approaching from the rear. The next time you check your mirror, you don't see the car. If you wish to change lanes, you should:
assume the car left the roadway and change lanes as normal.
wait until you are sure the car isn't in your blind spot.
ease into the other lane slowly so the other car can get out of the way.
None of the above.
10. One way to avoid problems with passenger comfort and safety rules is to:
caution riders to watch their step when leaving the bus.
avoid mentioning rules about smoking and drinking.
discharge disruptive riders as soon as possible.
explain the rules at the start.
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MD CDL Passenger Test

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