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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, make sure ________ do not have recapped or regrooved tires.
the spare wheels
the front wheels
the rear wheels
None of the above.
2. You must have at least _____ inch tread depth in every major groove on front tires.
3. Shaded parts of the road:
will remain icy and slippery after other areas have melted.
usually are not slippery.
usually don't freeze.
will melt before open areas.
4. When confronted by an aggressive driver you should not:
ignore gestures.
put aside your pride.
make eye contact.
try to get out of their way.
5. Active railroad crossings:
do not have any type of traffic control device at the crossing.
have a traffic control device installed at the crossing to regulate traffic.
require drivers to recognize the crossing, search for any train and decide if there is sufficient space to cross safely.
All of the above.
6. If your brakes fail on a steep mountain downgrade, you should:
use an escape ramp if it is available.
leave the road immediately.
go right if the shoulder is clear.
change lanes after making sure there is enough room.
7. Rough acceleration:
can cause mechanical damage.
is necessary to warm up the engine.
is recommended during long trips.
improves gas mileage.
8. A disabled bus with riders aboard the vehicle:
should only be pushed or towed by another bus.
should be abandoned immediately.
should be towed or pushed, unless staying on the bus would be unsafe.
should not be towed or pushed, unless getting off would be unsafe.
9. To know if your vehicle is equipped with ABS, look for:
an ABS placard.
the ABS shipping paper.
a yellow ABS malfunction lamps on the instrument panel.
the ABS logo on the steering wheel.
10. The "emergency exit" sign:
should be turned off at night.
must be clearly visible.
can be hidden by cargo.
All of the above.
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Passenger Test North Carolina

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