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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 Pennsylvania CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The PA passenger test covers the following sections of the Pennsylvania CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this PA practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. If you doubt you have enough space to pass under a bridge, you should:
drive faster.
turn on your headlights.
turn on your 4-way emergency flashers.
go slowly.
2. ABS:
helps increase brake pressure.
always shortens your overall stopping distance.
allows you to drive faster.
keeps your wheels from locking up during hard brake applications.
3. Which of the following does not need to be checked before starting a trip?
Passenger compartment
4. When arriving at the destination or intermediate stops, announce:
the next stop.
the ID number of the driver.
the location.
the date.
5. The two ways of knowing when to shift are:
engine speed and road speed.
oil pressure and road conditions.
following distance and traffic speed.
weather and road conditions.
6. If stopped on a hill, how can you start moving without rolling back?
Release the parking brake before you have applied enough engine power to keep from rolling back.
Press on the gas pedal, even if you have to roll back a little.
Partly engage the clutch before you take your right foot off the brake, put on the parking brake if necessary.
None of the above.
7. To avoid distractions while driving, you should:
adjust vehicle controls and mirrors prior to driving.
try to engage in complex conversations with the other occupants.
smoke, eat, and drink only when the road is straight.
use your phone only when there is no traffic around you.
8. Escape ramps:
are used to safely leave the highway.
can only be used by trucks or passenger vehicles.
have been built to stop runaway vehicles on steep downgrades.
All of the above.
9. Texting while operating a commercial motor vehicle is:
acceptable if you are contacting your dispacther.
only allowed at night.
acceptable if you are contacting your supervisor.
10. When going down a hill, you should downshift:
after starting down a hill.
as you go downhill.
at the bottom of the hill.
before you start going downhill.
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PA CDL Passenger Test

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