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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. When you need to brake, you should warn the drivers behind:
by changing lanes.
by flashing your brake lights.
by turning on the 4-way emergency flashers.
by making gestures.
2. The ABS malfunction lamp on the instrument panel is:
3. In an emergency:
you should keep one hand on the steering wheel.
stopping is not always the safest thing to do.
you should never turn to miss an obstacle.
stopping is always the best thing to do.
4. Which of the following is not a way to know when to change gears?
Use engine speed (rpm)
Use road speed (mph)
Check that the pressure gauge shows normal oil pressure
Watch your tachometer
5. You should do an after-trip inspection:
after each stop.
after each trip.
at least once a week.
once a month.
6. When conducting a pre-trip inspection:
the inspection report should only be reviewed if you will be carrying passengers.
the vehicle inspection report should not be reviewed unless your supervisor tells you to do so.
you should review the last vehicle inspection report.
None of the above.
7. If a drawbridge does not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you should:
stop at least 5 feet before the draw of the bridge.
drive through the drawbridge with caution.
stop and look to make sure the draw is completely closed before crossing.
get through the drawbridge as quickly as possible.
8. When making a turn you should:
make gestures to get the attention of other drivers.
turn the signal off before entering the turn.
honk your horn.
signal early.
9. Properly adjusted outside left and right side flat mirrors should allow the driver to see:
at least 1 traffic lane on either side of the bus.
the front bumper.
the rear tires touching the ground.
the front tires touching the ground.
10. ABS:
keeps your wheels from locking up during hard brake applications.
allows you to drive faster.
helps increase brake pressure.
always shortens your overall stopping distance.
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CDL Passenger Test NC

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