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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 West Virginia CDL passenger test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The WV passenger test covers the following sections of the West Virginia CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Transporting Passengers, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. Take this WV practice test now to prepare for the actual passenger test!
1. Most hydraulic brake failures occur for one of two reasons, one of which is:
loss of hydraulic pressure.
relying too much on the engine braking effect.
excessive downshifting.
driving in cold weather.
2. Before driving your bus, make sure ________ do not have recapped or regrooved tires.
the rear wheels
the front wheels
the spare wheels
None of the above.
3. The posted speed for a curve:
is always safe for all vehicles.
may not be safe for a bus.
is safe for all vehicles except motorcycles.
is safe for a bus.
4. Texting while operating a commercial motor vehicle is:
only allowed at night.
acceptable if you are contacting your dispacther.
acceptable if you are contacting your supervisor.
5. Do not push or tow a disabled bus with riders aboard the vehicle, unless:
getting off would be unsafe.
the majority of the passengers agree.
the distance to be covered is less than 5 miles.
there are 15 students or less.
6. When checking the engine compartment in a vehicle inspection, you should check all of the following except:
Coolant level in radiator
Windshield washer fluid level
Shock absorbers
Engine oil level
7. To ensure rider safety, bus drivers should always check the interior of the bus before driving. Aisles and stairwells should always be:
reserved for seniors.
8. Air brakes use ________ to make the brakes work.
compressed oil
compressed air
compressed gas cylinders
compressed gases
9. 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.
None of the above.
10. Pre-trip inspections:
should not be done when a vehicle inspection report is available.
are optional when the driver is familiar with the vehicle.
should not be done unless the vehicle has problems that could cause a breakdown.
should always be done in the same order.
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Passenger Test West Virginia

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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