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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 Massachusetts CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The MA passenger test covers the following sections of the Massachusetts CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this MA practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. You as a driver should always:
make emergency plans when you see a hazard.
reduce your following distance.
drive slowly in the left lane of traffic.
stay in your lane.
2. Skids caused by acceleration can usually be stopped by:
taking your foot off the accelerator.
applying the brakes firmly.
swerving to the right.
swerving to the left.
3. If coolant has to be added to a system without a recovery tank, you should:
keep the engine running while adding coolant.
wait until the engine has cooled before adding coolant.
never use thick cloth to touch the radiator cap.
turn the radiator cap quickly to the first stop.
4. Heights posted at bridges and overpasses:
can be incorrect.
are always incorrect.
are always accurate.
None of the above.
5. If driving a charter bus, you should:
tell passengers to fill the back of the bus first.
explain the passenger comfort and safety rules while driving.
allow passengers on the bus early.
not allow passengers on the bus until departure time.
6. When water collects on the road. your vehicle can:
stop suddenly.
None of the above.
7. If the drive wheels begin to spin, you should:
wait 4-5 seconds before applying the accelerator.
take your foot off the accelerator.
apply your brakes all the way.
accelerate smoothly and change gears as necessary.
8. Before driving your bus, you must:
review the inspection report.
All of the above.
ensure the emergency exit door is open.
clean the interior.
9. Rims with welding repairs:
are not safe.
can be used for tires in the rear of the vehicle.
are acceptable only when carrying a heavy load.
can be used for tires in the front of the vehicle.
10. You should do an after-trip inspection:
at least once a week.
after each stop.
once a month.
after each trip.
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Passenger Test - MA CDL

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