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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 Virginia CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The VA passenger test covers the following sections of the Virginia CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this VA practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. Slippery surfaces usually:
make it more difficult to stop.
make it easier to stop.
can cause lack of steering power.
2. The "emergency exit" sign:
should be turned off at night.
must be clearly visible.
can be hidden by cargo.
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. At railroad crossings, you must stop no closer than ___ feet and no farther than ___ feet from the nearest rail.
15; 50
50; 100
25; 75
5. To prevent getting sleepy while driving, you should:
keep the cab warm.
drive alone whenever possible.
keep cool by opening the window.
6. Black ice:
is thick enough that it makes the road look wet.
is a thin layer that is clear enough that you can see the road underneath it.
is thick enough that it makes the road look dry.
7. Buses must never carry more than _______ total of allowed hazardous materials.
500 pounds
200 pounds
250 pounds
8. If stopped on a hill, how can you start moving without rolling back?
Press on the gas pedal, even if you have to roll back a little.
Partly engage the clutch before you take your right foot off the brake, put on the parking brake if necessary.
Release the parking brake before you have applied enough engine power to keep from rolling back.
9. Your vehicle should be equipped with all of the following except:
Warning devices for parked vehicles
Instructions on how to perform a vehicle inspection test
Spare electrical fuses
10. The heavier the vehicle:
the more work the brakes must do to stop it.
the higher the center of gravity will be.
the less work the brakes must do to stop it.
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VA CDL Passenger Test

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