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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. Road surfaces where water collects can create conditions that cause a vehicle to hydroplane. Which of the following is an indication of standing water?
Clear reflections
Tire splashes
All of the above.
2. When is it best to wear your seat belt?
Only if required by your company's policy
Only if your bus holds more than 15 passengers
3. When water collects on the road. your vehicle can:
stop suddenly.
4. When backing, you should back and turn toward the driver's side:
so you can back in a straight line.
so you can see the shoulder of the road.
so you can see better.
5. In newer vehicles with air brakes, you put on the parking brake:
using a P-shaped, yellow control knob.
placing the transmission in Park.
using a diamond-shaped, yellow, push-pull control knob.
6. How should you brake if your vehicle loses ABS?
Brake as you always have.
Pump the brake repeatedly
Step on and off the brake pedal several times
7. When you are being tailgated, you should:
signal the tailgater when it's safe to pass you.
flash your brake lights.
increase your following distance to create a buffer zone.
8. Carry-on baggage should be placed:
below the bus.
in a way that allows passengers to exit by any window or door in an emergency.
in the aisle.
9. Antifreeze:
helps the engine under hot conditions as well as cold conditions.
helps the engine only when the temperature is below freezing.
helps the engine only under hot conditions.
10. Never refuel your bus:
with a higher grade of fuel.
in a closed building with riders on board.
while the windows are open.
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Passenger Test - NM CDL

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