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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 Vermont CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The VT passenger test covers the following sections of the Vermont CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this VT practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. Which of the following statements about fueling a bus with riders is true?
Fueling your bus with riders on board should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
Before fueling your bus with riders on board you should tell passengers about the refueling.
It should only be done during trips more than 150 miles long.
2. Using of a hand-held mobile device while driving is:
not encouraged.
3. One way to avoid problems with passenger comfort and safety rules is to:
discharge disruptive riders as soon as possible.
caution riders to watch their step when leaving the bus.
explain the rules at the start.
4. When approaching a vehicle for a pre-trip inspection, you should:
look under the vehicle for fuel leaks, fresh oil, coolant or grease.
make sure the parking brake is on.
look under the vehicle for hazards to vehicle movement.
5. When driving at night, if drivers of oncoming vehicles do not put their low beams on, you should:
look slightly to the right at a right lane or edge marking, until the vehicles pass.
flash your high beams to remind the other drivers to use their low beams.
look directly at the headlights.
6. Pre-trip inspections:
should not be done when a vehicle inspection report is available.
should not be done unless the vehicle has problems that could cause a breakdown.
should always be done in the same order.
7. If your brakes fail on a steep mountain downgrade, you should:
use an escape ramp if it is available.
go right if the shoulder is clear.
leave the road immediately.
8. When driving at night you should dim your lights when following another vehicle within:
1 mile.
500 feet.
100 feet.
9. When approaching a stopped bus, you must be aware that:
passing a stopped bus is illegal.
a student may be driving the bus.
passengers may cross in front of or behind the bus.
10. When checking your mirrors you should:
only use the passenger side mirror.
use both mirrors.
only use the driver side mirror.
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VT CDL Passenger Test

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