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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 Dakota CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The SD passenger test covers the following sections of the South Dakota CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this SD practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. When driving on slippery surfaces, a lack of spray from other vehicles indicates that:
there is no ice on the road surface.
the road hasn't started to ice up yet.
the pavement is dry.
ice has formed on the road.
2. If you are driving a school bus, the 4-way emergency flashers should:
be activated after crossing railroad tracks.
be activated before crossing railroad tracks.
never be used.
be used only when a train is approaching.
3. Pre-trip inspections are:
required only for trips of more than 50 miles.
required only for trips of more than 100 miles.
required by law
4. Carry-on baggage:
may be left in the aisle.
must be left in the aisle.
should not be left in the aisle.
None of the above.
5. After an accident, an improper use of flares could cause:
the vehicle to slide back and forth.
a fireĀ if spilled fuel is on the ground.
the springs to put on the brakes.
air pressure to build from 50 to 100 psi within 2 minutes.
6. When you are about to pass a vehicle, you should:
assume they don't see you.
make eye contact.
make gestures.
slow down.
7. ABS helps you:
drive faster.
brake harder.
stop faster.
None of the above.
8. If the ABS is not working:
the vehicle will have no brakes.
the vehicle will have weak brakes.
you still have normal brake functions.
None of the above.
9. If the vehicle ahead of you is smaller than yours:
it can probably stop faster than you can.
it will take the same amount of time to stop.
it will usually take longer to stop.
All of the above.
10. When driving in a construction zone, if a construction worker is near the road, you should:
speed up.
maintain a constant speed.
further reduce your speed.
come to a complete stop.
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SD CDL Passenger Test

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