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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. If you are feeling sleepy, you should:
get some coffee.
slow down.
pull off the road and rest.
2. When trying to put out an electrical fire you should:
use an D extinguisher.
use a B or C extinguisher.
use an A extinguisher.
3. When approaching a stopped bus, you must be aware that:
passing a stopped bus is illegal.
passengers may cross in front of or behind the bus.
a student may be driving the bus.
4. One reason parked delivery trucks can present a hazard is:
their drivers are often in a hurry and may suddenly step out of their vehicle.
they are often hard to see.
packages may fall out of the truck.
5. Of all the space around your vehicle, the most important is:
the area behind the vehicle.
the area ahead of the vehicle.
the area to the sides of the vehicle.
6. When driving on slippery surfaces, a lack of spray from other vehicles indicates that:
ice has formed on the road.
the pavement is dry.
there is no ice on the road surface.
7. Brake fade results from:
wet brakes.
excessive heat caused by using brakes too much.
using brakes in cold weather.
8. Properly adjusted outside left and right side flat mirrors should allow the driver to see:
the rear tires touching the ground.
at least 1 traffic lane on either side of the bus.
the front tires touching the ground.
9. When you are about to pass a vehicle, you should:
assume they don't see you.
slow down.
make gestures.
10. 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.
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Passenger Test Rhode Island

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