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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. When you are driving a school bus, the emergency exit doors or windows must always:
have a red door light turned on.
be closed.
None of the above.
2. When a rider wants to board the bus with a car battery, you should:
not allow the car battery on the bus.
check that the battery does not contain any gasoline.
put the car battery at the back of the bus.
3. How can you tell if your vehicle is equipped with ABS?
Trailers will have yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the left side.
Look for yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
All of the above.
4. When approaching an emergency vehicle stopped on the side of the road with lights flashing, you should:
speed up.
stay in the right lane.
move to the lane not next to that of the emergency vehicle.
5. Under a pressurized system, the radiator cap:
should never be removed until the system has cooled.
should never be hot.
should be removed when the coolant is hot.
6. The driver's seat of a bus should have:
a pocket for storage.
a seat belt.
an emergency exit handle.
7. The brake and accelerator interlock system (if your bus has one):
applies the brakes when the rear door is closed.
should never be used in place of the parking brake.
is used to shut the air off and put on the trailer emergency brakes.
8. To keep your vehicle from rolling back when you start, you should:
turn the engine off before you take your foot off the brake.
partly engage the clutch before you take your foot off the brake.
apply the emergency brake whenever necessary.
9. When going down a hill, you should downshift:
before you start going downhill.
after starting down a hill.
as you go downhill.
10. Before driving your bus, you must:
review the inspection report.
clean the interior.
ensure the emergency exit door is open.
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Passenger Test New Mexico

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