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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. The posted speed for a curve:
may not be safe for a bus.
is always safe for all vehicles.
is safe for a bus.
2. In a dual air brake system, if one air system is very low on pressure:
either the front or rear brakes will not be operating fully.
you should drive and brake as you always have.
you should pump the brakes to restore pressure.
3. ABS helps you:
brake harder.
drive faster.
None of the above.
4. Backing a school bus is:
strongly discouraged.
strongly encouraged.
always safe if you use caution.
5. You should be especially alert for drunk drivers:
late at night.
in the morning.
around shopping areas.
6. Most hydraulic brake failures occur for one of two reasons, one of which is:
loss of hydraulic pressure.
relying too much on the engine braking effect.
excessive downshifting.
7. When driving in very hot weather, the heat will increase the chances of:
ABS malfunction.
tire failure.
loss of hydraulic pressure.
8. When you double your speed from 20 to 40 mph, the braking distance:
is 4 times longer.
stays about the same.
increases slightly.
9. If you must stop on a one-way or divided highway, you should place warning devices _______ toward the approaching traffic.
5, 25 and 50 feet
10, 100 and 200 feet
5, 50 and 500 feet
10. One reason parked delivery trucks can present a hazard is:
they are often hard to see.
packages may fall out of the truck.
their drivers are often in a hurry and may suddenly step out of their vehicle.
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NM Passenger Test

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