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CDL Practice Test: Transporting Passengers

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CDL Practice Test: Transporting Passengers

Transporting Passengers Questions

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Bus drivers are required to stop at all drawbridges which do not have a signal light or traffic control attendant. How far away must the driver stop before the draw bridge?
  • At least 50 feet
  • At least 75 feet
  • At least 25 feet
  • At least 100 feet
This is a question from page 38 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 58 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Bus drivers are required to stop at drawbridges that do not have a signal light or traffic control attendant. Stop at least 50 feet before the draw of the bridge. Look to make sure the draw is completely closed before crossing. You do not need to stop, but you must slow down and make sure it is safe when:

  • There is a traffic light showing green.
  • The bridge has an attendant or traffic officer that controls traffic whenever the bridge opens.
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Which of the following hazardous materials is a bus allowed to transport?
  • Small-arms ammunition
  • Emergency shipments of medical drugs or chemicals
  • All of these can legally be carried on a commercial bus
  • Hospital supplies
This is a question from page 37 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 56 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Buses may carry small-arms ammunition, emergency shipments of drugs, chemicals and hospital supplies. You can carry small amounts of some other hazardous materials if the shipper cannot send them any other way.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Even if you don't plan to obtain a passenger endorsement for your CDL, you will still be required to have a basic understanding of some general rules and regulations for transporting passengers.

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Which statement is true about roof hatches on commercial buses?
  • Roof hatches should only be used as an emergency exit and should never be used as ventilation sources
  • Roof hatches should be left open as regular practice
  • The height of the bus is calculated assuming the roof hatches will be open
  • You may lock some emergency roof hatches in a partly open position for fresh air.
This is a question from page 36 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 55 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

You may lock some emergency roof hatches in a partly open position for fresh air. Do not leave them open as a regular practice. Keep in mind the bus's higher clearance while driving with them open.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Even if you don't plan on obtaining a CDL passenger endorsement, you will still required to have an understanding of some basic passenger rules and regulations for the written exam.

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What is a charter bus endorsement?
  • An endorsement for the purpose of transporting adults, or children supervised by adults, for non-school purposes.
  • An endorsement for the sole purpose of tours or having the same departure and arrival locations
  • An endorsement for the sole purpose of transporting students in grades 12 and below under a single contract at a fixed rate for the exclusive use of the vehicle when used for a school-sponsored activity
  • An endorsement for those who only plan to transport passengers within' a 50 mile radius
This is a question from page 39 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 59 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

A CDL holder wanting a Charter Bus Endorsement - an endorsement for the sole purpose of transporting students in grades 12 and below under a single contract at a fixed rate for the exclusive use of the vehicle when used for a school sponsored activity - must first pass the knowledge exam. (If your bus has air brakes, you also must pass the air brake exam.)

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What is the special speed limit for school buses?
  • School buses must go 10mph under the posted speed limit
  • School buses are restricted to 20mph on all residential streets
  • School buses have the same speed limit as other automobiles
  • School buses are prohibited from exceeding 55mph
This is a question from page 40 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 60 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

The legal speed limit for a school bus is the same as that for an automobile. However, because of the size and weight of a school bus, it requires a greater stopping distance than a regular passenger vehicle. Adjust your speed for the time of day, weather and road conditions.

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When a railroad crossing is marked "exempt" or "abandoned" bus drivers should:
  • Ignore all railroad crossing procedures
  • Slow down and carefully check for other vehicles
  • Open the passenger door to listen for oncoming trains, but do not stop
  • Buses are required to stop at all railroad crossings, including those marked exempt or abandoned
This is a question from page 38 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 57 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

You do not have to stop, but you must slow down and carefully check for other vehicles:

  • At street car crossings.
  • At railroad tracks used only for industrial switching within a business district.
  • Where a policeman or flagman is directing traffic.
  • If a traffic signal shows green.
  • At crossings marked "exempt" or "abandoned."

TruckingTruth's Advice:

These same rules about railroad crossings apply for hazardous material loads as well.

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Can the front tires on a commercial bus be recapped or regrooved?
  • Front tires can be recapped, but never regrooved
  • Front tires can be regrooved, but never recapped
  • Front tires can be regrooved or recapped as long as they have 4/32 tread depth
  • Front tires can never be recapped or regrooved
This is a question from page 36 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 55 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Make sure the following are in good working order before driving:

  • Service brakes, including air hose couplings (if your bus has a trailer or semitrailer).
  • Parking brake.
  • Steering mechanism.
  • Lights and reflectors.
  • Tires (front wheels must not have recapped or regrooved tires).
  • Horn.
  • Windshield wiper or wipers.
  • Rear-vision mirror or mirrors.
  • Coupling devices (if present).
  • Wheels and rims.
  • Emergency equipment.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Whether driving a bus or truck, the same rule applies to all commercial vehicles. Front tires can never be recapped or regrooved even if minimum tread depth is legal.

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Which of the following statements is FALSE:
  • Avoid fueling your bus with riders on board unless absolutely necessary. Never refuel in a closed building with riders on board.
  • Do not tow or push a disabled bus with riders aboard either vehicle, unless getting off the bus would be unsafe
  • Do not talk with riders or engage in any other distracting activity while driving
  • A bus is not allowed to transport intoxicated passengers
This is a question from page 38 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 58 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Prohibited Practices:

  • Avoid fueling your bus with riders on board unless absolutely necessary. Never refuel in a closed building with riders on board.
  • Do not talk with riders or engage in any other distracting activity while driving.
  • Do not tow or push a disabled bus with riders aboard either vehicle, unless getting off the bus would be unsafe. Only tow or push the bus to the nearest safe spot to discharge passengers. Follow your employer's guidelines on towing or pushing disabled buses.
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