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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. Before driving your bus, you must:
clean the interior.
review the inspection report.
ensure the emergency exit door is open.
All of the above.
2. To determine how much space you should keep in front of you, one good says you need at least ______ for each 10 feet of vehicle length at speeds below 40 mph.
1 second
3 seconds
4 seconds
2 seconds
3. Do not push or tow a disabled bus with riders aboard the vehicle, unless:
the majority of the passengers agree.
there are 15 students or less.
the distance to be covered is less than 5 miles.
getting off would be unsafe.
4. With the controlled braking method:
you apply your brakes all the way and release the brakes when the wheels lock up.
you use the parking brake to lock the wheels.
you apply your brakes as hard as possible without locking the wheels.
you lightly tap the brakes.
5. If you're feeling tired while driving you should:
stop driving and get some rest.
drink coffee.
eat something.
increase your speed to get to your destination quicker.
6. To make the brakes work, air brakes use:
carbon monoxide.
compressed air.
hydraulic air.
7. When going down a steep downgrade, you should primarily brake using:
the service brakes.
the braking effect of the engine.
the emergency brake.
the parking brake.
8. Foundation brakes are used:
only with the rear wheels.
only with the front wheels.
only with the right wheels.
at each wheel.
9. One way to avoid problems with passenger comfort and safety rules is to:
discharge disruptive riders as soon as possible.
explain the rules at the start.
avoid mentioning rules about smoking and drinking.
caution riders to watch their step when leaving the bus.
10. If another vehicle is following closely, you should NOT:
avoid quick changes.
speed up.
make it difficult for the tailgater to get around you.
increase your following distance.
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NC Passenger Test

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