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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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What is the special speed limit for school buses?
  • School buses must go 10mph under the posted speed limit
  • School buses are prohibited from exceeding 55mph
  • School buses have the same speed limit as other automobiles
  • School buses are restricted to 20mph on all residential streets
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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On a commercial bus what is the standee line?
  • A line at the front of the bus that all passengers must stay behind
  • A line at the back of the bus, indicating an area where passengers may not stand
  • A bright line on the exit steps to help ensure people don't fall
  • A line around each passenger seat to make sure standees don't stand too close to seated passengers
This is a question from page 37 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 56 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

No rider may stand forward of the rear of the driver's seat. Buses designed to allow standing must have a 2-inch line on the floor or some other means of showing riders where they cannot stand. This is called the standee line. All standing riders must stay behind it.

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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A CDL with a passenger endorsement is required when driving a vehicle designed for how many passengers, including the driver?
  • 15 or more
  • 10 or more
  • 16 or more
  • 12 or more
This is a question from page 36 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 55 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

A bus driver must have a CDL if he/she drives a vehicle designed to seat 16 or more persons, including the driver. A bus driver must have a Passenger Endorsement on his/her CDL.

TruckingTruth's Advice:

Even if you don't plan on driving passengers or don't plan on obtaining a passenger endorsement, you will still be asked basic questions about passenger transport regulations. Be sure to memorize that 16 passengers, including the driver, requires a CDL with a passenger endorsement.

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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 100 feet
  • At least 75 feet
  • At least 25 feet
  • At least 50 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 requirements to obtain a charter bus endorsement is incorrect?
  • Be at at least 18 or older
  • Successfully pass a driving exam
  • Complete a medical examination, including chemical testing for drugs
  • All of these are true
This is a question from page 39 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 59 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Requirements A driver must:



       
  • Be age 21 or older.

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  • Possess a valid and properly classified driver's license issued by the Secretary if State.

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  • Submit to and successfully pass an Illinois specific criminal background check through an approved vendor.

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  • Complete a medical examination, including chemical testing for drugs. A current DOT medical card is acceptable.

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  • Successfully pass a written charter bus endorsement exam administered by the Secretary of State.

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  • Successfully pass a driving exam, if applicable, in a representative vehicle of the class of the driver's license for passenger and charter bus endorsements.

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  • Affirm under penalties of perjury that you have not made a false statement or knowingly concealed a material fact in any application for a charter bus endorsement.

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When transporting passengers on a bus, when may passengers leave carry-on baggage in a doorway or aisle?
  • Baggage can only be placed in an aisle if it is tied or secured to a seat
  • Baggage may block doors as long as it is moved when the bus is loading or unloading passengers
  • Baggage can only be placed in the aisle if the owner of the baggage is available to move it when necessary
  • No obstacles should ever block an aisle or doorway which may trip other riders.
This is a question from page 37 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 55 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Do not allow riders to leave carry-on baggage in a doorway or aisle. There should be nothing in the aisle that might trip other riders. Secure baggage and freight in ways that avoid damage and:

  • Allow the driver to move freely and easily.
  • Allow riders to exit by any window or door in an emergency.
  • Protect riders from injury if carryons fall or shift.

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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Can the front tires on a commercial bus be recapped or 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 be recapped, but never regrooved
  • 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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When a railroad crossing is marked "exempt" or "abandoned" bus drivers should:
  • Slow down and carefully check for other vehicles
  • Ignore all railroad crossing procedures
  • Buses are required to stop at all railroad crossings, including those marked exempt or abandoned
  • Open the passenger door to listen for oncoming trains, but do not stop
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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