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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 North Carolina CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The NC passenger test covers the following sections of the North Carolina CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this NC practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. If a bus has a restroom:
the restroom must have a window.
the restroom must have an emergency exit.
the restroom emergency buzzer must be in safe working condition.
All of the above.
2. If you experience a loss of hydraulic pressure, you should do all of the following except:
Use the parking brake
Put the transmission in Neutral
Pump the brakes
3. The steering wheel should:
be held firmly with the left hand.
be held firmly with the right hand.
be held firmly with both hands.
be held with one hand at a time.
4. The standee line:
is used at bus stops.
tells the school bus driver where to steer.
is part of the braking system.
shows riders where they cannot stand.
5. When you are about to pass a vehicle, you should:
slow down.
make eye contact.
assume they don't see you.
make gestures.
6. A driver distraction is anything that takes your attention away from driving, such as:
adjusting the radio.
All of the above.
7. When driving on a slippery surface, you should do all of the following except:
adjust braking to conditions.
not pass slower vehicles unless necessary.
keep a shorter following distance.
watch far enough ahead to keep a steady speed.
8. One reason parked delivery trucks can present a hazard is:
packages may fall out of the truck.
their drivers are often in a hurry and may suddenly step out of their vehicle.
they are often hard to see.
All of the above.
9. If the engine catches fire, you should:
turn off the engine as soon as you can.
avoid shooting foam from the vehicle's underside.
open the hood as soon as you can.
pull into a service station and notify the emergency services.
10. Alcohol:
improves muscle coordination.
improves reaction time.
does not affect judgement.
impairs depth perception.
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NC CDL Passenger Test

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