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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 Rhode Island CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The RI passenger test covers the following sections of the Rhode Island CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this RI 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:
there is oncoming traffic.
you can drive completely through the crossing without stopping.
the tracks are not clear.
2. Rough acceleration:
can cause mechanical damage.
is necessary to warm up the engine.
improves gas mileage.
3. Before operating the vehicle, the driver should:
review the last vehicle inspection report.
should not review the vehicle inspection report and immediately try to find any vehicle defects.
rely on the last vehicle inspection and skip the pre-trip inspection.
4. When approaching a vehicle with a distracted driver, you should:
quickly pass the vehicle.
maintain your safe following distance.
change lanes quickly.
5. What should you do if your vehicle starts hydroplaning?
Apply the brakes and countersteer to regain control of the vehicle.
Accelerate slightly, then push in the clutch to slow down.
Release the accelerator and push in the clutch to let the wheels turn freely.
6. When arriving at the destination or intermediate stops, announce:
the next stop.
the location.
the date.
7. ABS helps you:
drive faster.
brake harder.
None of the above.
8. If your bus leans toward the outside on a banked curve, the bus:
is going too slow.
is going at the proper speed.
is going too fast.
9. Foundation brakes are used:
only with the front wheels.
at each wheel.
only with the right wheels.
10. When driving at night, you should use ________ when you can.
emergency flashers
low beams
high beams
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RI CDL Passenger Test

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