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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. When checking tires, which of the following is not a problem?
Cracked valve stems
4/32 inch tread depth on front tires
Too much air pressure
Radial and bias-ply tires used together
2. Before driving your bus, you must:
clean the interior.
All of the above.
review the inspection report.
ensure the emergency exit door is open.
3. Even if you are not required to always stop at railroad crossings and you are sure no train is approaching, you must stop before reaching the crossing if:
you can drive completely through the crossing without stopping.
the tracks are not clear.
there is oncoming traffic.
there is no oncoming traffic.
4. You should be especially alert for drunk drivers:
late at night.
in the early evening.
in the morning.
around shopping areas.
5. When driving at night, if drivers of oncoming vehicles do not put their low beams on, you should:
look directly at the headlights.
look slightly to the right at a right lane or edge marking, until the vehicles pass.
pull off the road and stop.
flash your high beams to remind the other drivers to use their low beams.
6. If an aggressive driver confronts you, you should NOT:
make eye contact.
ignore gestures.
try to get out of their way.
try to let them pass.
7. When changing lanes, you should check your mirrors:
After you complete the lane change.
Before you change lanes.
After you have signaled.
All of the above.
8. When approaching a vehicle for a pre-trip inspection, you should:
look under the vehicle for hazards to vehicle movement.
start the engine and listen for unusual noises.
look under the vehicle for fuel leaks, fresh oil, coolant or grease.
make sure the parking brake is on.
9. Which of the following does not need to be checked before starting a trip?
Passenger compartment
10. How many red reflective triangles should you carry?
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Passenger Test - MD CDL

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