CDL Passenger Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a factor that most affects the amount of traction that your bus has?
    • A. 

      The width of the road.

    • B. 

      The type and condition of the road surface.

    • C. 

      The brand name of your tires.

  • 2. 
    In backing up which is more dangerous?
    • A. 

      Backing to the left.

    • B. 

      Backing to the right

    • C. 

      They are equally dangerous.

  • 3. 
    One rule says that you should have how much following distance?
    • A. 

      At least three seconds.

    • B. 

      At least four seconds

    • C. 

      At least five seconds.

  • 4. 
    When braking, when will a bus have the most traction?
    • A. 

      When the wheels are rolling just short of locking up.

    • B. 

      During a skid.

    • C. 

      When the wheels have locked up.

  • 5. 
    When driving down a steep hill which is best?
    • A. 

      Shift down to a lower gear and not use your brakes.

    • B. 

      Shift down to a lower gear so that you will not use your brakes hard.

    • C. 

      Use your brakes only.

  • 6. 
    If a posted speed is 45 MPH what is a safe speed for your bus?
    • A. 

      It may be 45 miles per hour or it could be more.

    • B. 

      It will be exactly 45 miles per hour

    • C. 

      It may be 45 miles per hour or it could be less.

  • 7. 
    Which way will a bus lean if you are driving too fast on a banked curve?
    • A. 

      It will lean toward the inside

    • B. 

      It will lean in the direction of the turn.

    • C. 

      It will lean toward the outside.

  • 8. 
    What should you do about speed if the road becomes slippery?
    • A. 

      Reduce your speed gradually.

    • B. 

      Reduce your speed quickly.

    • C. 

      Stop immediately wherever you are.

  • 9. 
    Chains are required to be installed on which wheels?
    • A. 

      The front wheels

    • B. 

      The drive wheels.

    • C. 

      The back wheels of a tandem.

  • 10. 
    When may a disabled bus be towed to a safe place with passengers on board?
    • A. 

      When the emergency exit is not working.

    • B. 

      Only if getting off the bus would be inconvenient for the passengers.

    • C. 

      Only if getting off the bus would be unsafe for the passengers.

  • 11. 
    How do you certify corrected defects on your pre-trip inspection?
    • A. 

      Skip these items on your pre-trip inspection.

    • B. 

      Sign the previous driver report.

    • C. 

      Assume that the shop has handled these items.

  • 12. 
    During a pre-trip inspection what are some items that you must check?
    • A. 

      The standee line.

    • B. 

      The service brakes - parking brake - steering - lights - reflectors - tires.

    • C. 

      The number of bandages in first aid kits.

  • 13. 
    On which wheels may buses have recapped or regrooved tires?
    • A. 

      On all wheels.

    • B. 

      On all wheels except the front wheels

    • C. 

      On all wheels except the drivers.

  • 14. 
    What are three items of emergency equipment you must have on a bus?
    • A. 

      A fire extinguisher and a first aid kit and tire irons.

    • B. 

      Reflectors and stretchers and hydraulic jacks.

    • C. 

      Reflectors and a fire extinguisher and spare electric fuses.

  • 15. 
    Before driving who must inspect the emergency equipment?
    • A. 

      The shop.

    • B. 

      The driver.

    • C. 

      The dispatcher.

  • 16. 
    It is illegal to transport passengers if you have consumed?
    • A. 

      An intoxicating beverage within two hours.

    • B. 

      An intoxicating beverage within four hours.

    • C. 

      An intoxicating beverage within eight hours.

  • 17. 
    May passengers leave carry-on baggage in a doorway or in the aisle? 
    • A. 

      Yes, unless there is a printed notice prohibiting it.

    • B. 

      No, unless no other space is available.

    • C. 

      No, There should be nothing in a doorway or the aisle that might trip riders.

  • 18. 
    What shape are hazardous material labels?
    • A. 

      Diamond-shaped.

    • B. 

      Round.

    • C. 

      Rectangular.

  • 19. 
    What is the maximum weight of hazardous materials allowed on a bus?
    • A. 

      One hundred pounds.

    • B. 

      Five hundred pounds.

    • C. 

      One thousand pounds.

  • 20. 
    What is the total weight of hazardous materials of one class allowed on a bus?
    • A. 

      One hundred pounds.

    • B. 

      Five hundred pounds.

    • C. 

      One thousand pounds.

  • 21. 
    When can you park on the freeway?
    • A. 

      When you need to stop to look at a map..

    • B. 

      When you need to get out and stretch your legs..

    • C. 

      Only in emergencies..

  • 22. 
    If red is reflected back from pavement markings you are going?
    • A. 

      In the right direction on the freeway..

    • B. 

      To be coming to the end of the freeway..

    • C. 

      In the wrong direction on the freeway..

  • 23. 
    When entering the freeway your best strategy is to?
    • A. 

      Try to keep your speed low..

    • B. 

      Merge at or close to the speed of traffic on the freeway..

    • C. 

      Stop until there is a spot to enter..