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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. You as a driver should always:
stay in your lane.
make emergency plans when you see a hazard.
drive slowly in the left lane of traffic.
reduce your following distance.
2. For safety during a trip, you should:
pull off the road and stop.
use your senses to check for problems.
shift into a lower gear.
drive on the shoulder of the road.
3. The two ways of knowing when to shift are:
engine speed and road speed.
following distance and traffic speed.
weather and road conditions.
oil pressure and road conditions.
4. When driving at night, if drivers of oncoming vehicles do not put their low beams on, you should:
pull off the road and stop.
flash your high beams to remind the other drivers to use their low beams.
look directly at the headlights.
look slightly to the right at a right lane or edge marking, until the vehicles pass.
5. To prevent rolling back when you start, if you have a manual transmission you should:
partly engage the clutch before you take your right foot off the brake.
use the lowest reverse gear.
never the parking brake.
6. In your mirror, you see a car approaching from the rear. The next time you check your mirror, you don't see the car. If you wish to change lanes, you should:
assume the car left the roadway and change lanes as normal.
ease into the other lane slowly so the other car can get out of the way.
wait until you are sure the car isn't in your blind spot.
None of the above.
7. Regrooved tires:
cannot be used on the wheels of buses.
cannot be used on the front wheels of buses.
cannot be used on the rear wheels of buses.
None of the above.
8. Which of the following does not need to be checked before starting a trip?
Passenger compartment
9. If the drive wheels begin to spin, you should:
take your foot off the accelerator.
apply your brakes all the way.
wait 4-5 seconds before applying the accelerator.
accelerate smoothly and change gears as necessary.
10. How many red reflective triangles should you carry?
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CDL Passenger Test SC

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