Passenger Endorsement – 02

The CDL passenger endorsement test will examine your knowledge of vehicle inspection, after-trip vehicle inspection, use of brake-door interlocks, and prohibited practices. In order to receive your Passenger endorsement, it is required that you pass the state’s official CDL written Knowledge exam.

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You must complete a written inspection report for each bus you drive if you work for...?

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Once a train has passed at a railroad crossing, you should...?

Question 2 of 30

Every banked curve has a safe 'design speed.' For buses...?

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While you are driving, you may talk with riders...?

Question 4 of 30

In which of these situations do you only have to slow down and carefully check for other vehicles, not stop?

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At a railroad crossing, you must stop your bus before you get to within what distance of the nearest rail?

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Bus crashes on curves are usually caused by...?

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Before you pull away, you should make sure that all passengers are...?

Question 8 of 30

Very often, bus crashes occur at...?

Question 9 of 30

Once you have stopped at a railroad crossing, you should...?

Question 10 of 30

Your best resource when dealing with a drunk or disruptive passenger is...?

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It is best to explain passenger comfort and safety rules...?

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If you are driving a charter bus, you should not allow riders on the bus until...?

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If your bus becomes disabled and it would be unsafe for the riders to disembark, you should have it towed or pushed to...?

Question 14 of 30

If you have a drunk or disruptive rider, you must discharge them...?

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Brake and accelerator interlock systems hold the service brakes and the throttle when...?

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What should you never do when crossing railroad tracks?

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Unless you have no alternative, you should avoid fueling your bus...?

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When you have been carrying passengers, you should particularly look out for damage to...?

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You must watch out for scraping off your mirrors or hitting passing vehicles especially...?

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If a drawbridge does not have a signal light or traffic control attendant, you must stop at least what distance from the draw?

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The best way to improve your ability to see or hear an approaching train is...?

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At bus stops, you should be particularly aware of...?

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When you are driving, you should be scanning...?

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You have signaled and are starting to pull away from a bus stop when you see a car approaching in your rearview mirror. You should...?

Question 25 of 30

You are driving too fast going round a curve if your bus leans...?

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The best way to be safe when merging with traffic is to be aware of...?

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When you have riders on board, you must never refuel...?

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You should not tow or push a disabled bus with riders on board, unless...?

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When stopping for a railroad crossing, you must not stop further away than...?

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The responsibility of driving passengers around is not taken lightly in any job position. From driving passengers in a taxi to being a chauffeur in a limousine, these jobs must be done correctly and as safely as possible. Therefore, people who drive passengers from one destination to another must meet specific kinds of requirements prior to getting started. One special requirement for driving passengers from one place to another is the CDL P (Passenger endorsement). So, for those of you who are interested in securing more information on this topic, here’s a few things that you will need to know.

Passenger Endorsement Requirements Eligibility

As referenced previously, people who drive passengers around must have the right kinds of license to do it. Meaning they will need their commercial driver’s license with a P – Passenger endorsement in order to perform these duties. A passenger endorsement will usually give the driver the authorization to operate a taxi, school bus, limousine, and other vehicles that fall under this particular umbrella. Before an individual can be eligible for this kind of endorsement, however, there are specific requirements that the person must meet. Some of the more commonly known include passing a physical exam that indicates the person is fit enough to operate this kind of vehicle and showing proof of identity (social security card, immigration card). Since each state has specific requirements, the criteria for a physical can vary. These drivers must also be at certain age before they are allowed to drive. For instance, some states require that their drivers be at least 18 years of age to drive in their state. However, if they want to drive across state lines, the minimum age is 21.

There are three types of CDL classes that determine the type of vehicle you may drive and how much you may tow. A Class A CDL class allows you to operate a vehicle with a GCWR of 26,001 if the vehicle you tow weighs more than 10,000 and a Class B CDL allows you to operate a vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds or operate any vehicle towing another vehicle that weighs less than 10,000 GVWR. With a Class C CDL, you can operate a Class C vehicle that transports hazardous materials.

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