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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. Even if you are not required to always stop at railroad crossings and you are sure no train is approaching, you must stop before reaching the crossing if:
you can drive completely through the crossing without stopping.
the tracks are not clear.
there is no oncoming traffic.
there is oncoming traffic.
2. You should be especially alert for drunk drivers:
in the early evening.
around shopping areas.
late at night.
in the morning.
3. Your vehicle has air brakes. To stop, you should:
push the brake pedal down.
pump the brake pedal 3 times.
release the accelerator, push in the clutch, and shift to Neutral at the same time.
pull the parking brake control knob out.
4. Never refuel your bus:
with a higher grade of fuel.
while the windows are open.
in a closed building with riders on board.
All of the above.
5. Baggage and freight should be secured in ways that:
Allow the driver to move freely and easily.
Allow riders to exit by any door or window in an emergency.
Protect riders from injury if carry-ons shift or fall.
All of the above
6. If a vehicle is equipped with ABS, when you start the engine:
the ABS indicator light on the dash should come on and then turn off.
the trailer emergency brakes will come on.
the wheels will lock up.
the spring brakes will come on.
7. Backing a school bus is:
strongly encouraged.
always safe if you use caution.
strongly discouraged.
usually encouraged.
8. What should you do when confronted by an aggressive driver?
Make eye contact
Hold-your-own in your travel lane
Challenge them by speeding up
Ignore gestures
9. What factors can cause brakes to fail or fade?
Excessive use of the service brakes
Brakes out of adjustment
Not relying on the engine braking effect
All of the above.
10. When going down a hill, you should downshift:
before you start going downhill.
at the bottom of the hill.
as you go downhill.
after starting down a hill.
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Passenger Test - NC CDL

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