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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 New Mexico CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The NM passenger test covers the following sections of the New Mexico CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this NM practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. Carry-on baggage should be secured in a way that:
allows passengers to exit by any window or door in an emergency.
allows the driver to move freely and easily.
All of the above.
2. You must have at least _____ inch tread depth in every major groove on front tires.
3. Buses must never carry:
radioactive materials in the space occupied by people.
emergency hospital supplies.
oxygen medically prescribed for, in the possession of a passenger, and in a container designed for personal use.
4. If you hear a loud loud "bang" and the steering feels "heavy", you should:
pump the brakes until the vehicle has slowed down.
brake hard and pull off the road.
hold the steering wheel firmly and stay off the brake.
5. Using of a hand-held mobile device while driving is:
not encouraged.
6. The steering wheel should:
be held firmly with the left hand.
be held firmly with the right hand.
be held firmly with both hands.
7. If you doubt you have enough space to pass under a bridge, you should:
turn on your headlights.
drive faster.
go slowly.
8. The minimum amount of tread for rear tires is:
1/64 of an inch
2/32 of an inch
1/32 of an inch
9. When a tire suddenly blows out while you are driving, what should you do first?
Brake lightly and hold the steering wheel firmly.
Hold the steering wheel firmly and stay off the brakes.
Use controlled or stab braking.
10. Brake fade results from:
wet brakes.
using brakes in cold weather.
excessive heat caused by using brakes too much.
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NM CDL Passenger Test

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