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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. Which of the following road surfaces freezes first?
Open roads
2. To avoid becoming a distracted driver you should:
not engage in complex conversations with others.
not turn off all communication devices.
adjust all vehicle controls and mirrors while driving.
eat and drink while you drive.
3. ABS helps you:
brake harder.
drive faster.
stop faster.
None of the above.
4. Right after it starts to rain, the road is very slippery. Why?
Because rain is very slippery.
Because black ice may form on the road.
Because the water mixes with oil left on the road by vehicles.
None of the above.
5. When a rider wants to board the bus with a car battery, you should:
put the car battery in the aisle.
check that the battery does not contain any gasoline.
put the car battery at the back of the bus.
not allow the car battery on the bus.
6. If a rider wants to board the bus with a car battery, the bus driver should:
not allow the rider to carry on the battery.
call the police.
inspect the battery before allowing the rider to carry it on board.
instruct the rider to sit next to the exit doors.
7. Your vehicle has air brakes. To stop, you should:
release the accelerator, push in the clutch, and shift to Neutral at the same time.
push the brake pedal down.
pull the parking brake control knob out.
pump the brake pedal 3 times.
8. When you are driving a school bus, the emergency exit doors or windows must always:
have a red door light turned on.
stay open.
be closed.
None of the above.
9. When you double your speed from 20 to 40 mph, the braking distance:
increases slightly.
stays about the same.
is 4 times longer.
10. When checking your mirrors you should:
only use the passenger side mirror.
only use the driver side mirror.
use both mirrors.
not make regular checks.
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CDL Passenger Test MD

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