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In Texas, all CDL applicants must pass the Special Requirements Test before they are permitted to take any other CDL test. The test is based on the information found in Section 14 of the Texas CDL Handbook. The Special Requirements Test consists of 20 multiple-choice questions, and you’ll need to correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%) to pass. Take this Texas CDL Special Requirements practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. You must make an emergency stop on the side of a roadway, and your vision is obscured. The 2 warning devices you place behind your vehicle must be not less than _____ feet and not more than _____ feet from each other.
50; 100
10; 100
100; 250
100; 500
2. When going down a steep downgrade, you should:
shift into a lower gear.
coast down the grade.
shift into a higher gear.
shift to Neutral
3. You should always allow at least ______ to the left of any two-wheeled vehicle you are passing.
ten feet
four feet
three feet
six feet
4. Vehicles transporting ___________ shall use triangular reflectors instead of flares or fusees.
explosives, flammable liquids or gases
All of the above.
5. While operating on a public highway, all commercial vehicles must carry registration papers showing:
what type of cargo the vehicle is transporting.
the maximum speed of the vehicle.
the height of the vehicle.
the weight of the vehicle empty and how much it is registered to haul.
6. A single motor vehicle used only to transport cotton may not exceed a length of:
24 feet.
64 feet.
48 feet.
32 feet.
7. All buses, school buses, taxis, and other vehicles hauling passengers for hire or lease, must carry a chemical type fire extinguisher with a capacity of at least:
three quarts.
one gallon.
one quart.
1.5 gallons.
8. Professional truck drivers:
follow the car ahead closely knowing that trucks need less space to stop.
sound the horn and flash the headlights frequently in slow traffic.
keep as little space as possible between their vehicle and the vehicles they pass.
keep a gap between their truck and the car ahead in heavy traffic.
9. If a chain, rope, or cable is used to tow another vehicle, a white flag not less than ______ inches square must be attached to it.
10. The length requirements for vehicles and combinations of vehicles:
do not apply if the vehicles weigh more than 5,000 pounds.
do not apply if the vehicles are transporting hazardous materials.
do not apply if the vehicles are operated only within city limits.
do not apply in Texas.
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Special Requirements Test

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