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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. Vehicles must be equipped with emergency equipment, including:
a safety valve.
spare electrical fuses.
2 battery-operated flashlights.
2. When driving on slippery roads, you should NOT:
watch far enough ahead to keep a steady speed.
use the engine brake.
try to anticipate stops early.
go slowly.
3. A disabled bus with riders aboard the vehicle:
should not be towed or pushed, unless getting off would be unsafe.
should be towed or pushed, unless staying on the bus would be unsafe.
should only be pushed or towed by another bus.
should be abandoned immediately.
4. If the ABS is not working:
you still have normal brake functions.
the vehicle will have no brakes.
the vehicle will have weak brakes.
None of the above.
5. When making a turn you should:
signal early.
make gestures to get the attention of other drivers.
honk your horn.
turn the signal off before entering the turn.
6. When crossing railroad tracks, you should:
apply the parking brakes.
stop on the tracks.
stay in your lane.
shift gears while crossing the tracks.
7. The two ways of knowing when to shift are:
oil pressure and road conditions.
following distance and traffic speed.
weather and road conditions.
engine speed and road speed.
8. With the controlled braking method:
you apply your brakes all the way and release the brakes when the wheels lock up.
you lightly tap the brakes.
you apply your brakes as hard as possible without locking the wheels.
you use the parking brake to lock the wheels.
9. When driving at night you should dim your lights when following another vehicle within:
1 mile.
100 feet.
500 feet.
50 feet.
10. ABS:
helps increase brake pressure.
allows you to drive faster.
always shortens your overall stopping distance.
keeps your wheels from locking up during hard brake applications.
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Passenger Test Maryland

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