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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 South Carolina CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The SC passenger test covers the following sections of the South Carolina CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this SC practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. When checking the engine compartment in a vehicle inspection, you should check all of the following except:
Engine oil level
Coolant level in radiator
Spring hangers
Windshield washer fluid level
2. If another vehicle is following closely, you should NOT:
avoid quick changes.
make it difficult for the tailgater to get around you.
speed up.
increase your following distance.
3. When driving at night, you should use ________ when you can.
emergency flashers
high beams
low beams
indicator lights
4. To prevent getting sleepy while driving, you should:
close the vent.
keep cool by opening the window.
keep the cab warm.
drive alone whenever possible.
5. As you approach off ramps and on ramps, remember:
to always brake and turn at the same time.
that downgrades make it easier to reduce speed.
to maintain your highway speed.
that the posted speed limit may not be safe for larger vehicles.
6. If a bus has a restroom:
the restroom must have an emergency exit.
the restroom emergency buzzer must be in safe working condition.
the restroom must have a window.
All of the above.
7. Walkers, joggers, and bicyclists wearing headsets:
are usually aware of what is happening around them.
can always see you.
can usually hear the sounds of traffic.
may not hear you.
8. If you are driving a school bus, the 4-way emergency flashers should:
be used only when a train is approaching.
never be used.
be activated before crossing railroad tracks.
be activated after crossing railroad tracks.
9. The maximum amount of play in a 20-inch steering wheel is:
5 inches
2 inches
1/4 inch
1/2 inch
10. When you are driving a school bus, the emergency exit doors or windows must always:
be closed.
stay open.
have a red door light turned on.
None of the above.
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Passenger Test - SC CDL

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