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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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Which of the following requirements to obtain a charter bus endorsement is incorrect?
  • All of these are true
  • Successfully pass a driving exam
  • Complete a medical examination, including chemical testing for drugs
  • Be at at least 18 or older
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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What is a School Bus Endorsement?
  • An endorsement to drive a bus of school children to any location other than a public learning center
  • An endorsement to drive a yellow school bus designed to seat 16 or more persons, including the driver
  • An endorsement required to carry more than 10 passengers under the age of 12
  • An endorsement to drive school children in any vehicle for the sake of financial compensation
This is a question from page 40 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 60 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

A CDL holder wanting a School Bus Endorsement - An endorsement to drive a yellow school bus designed to seat 16 or more persons, including the driver - must first pass the knowledge exam (If your bus has air brakes, you also must pass the air brake exam). You must pass the skills and driving exams in the school bus of the license class for which you are applying.

The school bus endorsement is required when transporting pre-primary, primary or secondary school students from home to school, from school to home, or to and from school sponsored events.


CDL school bus drivers cannot legally operate a yellow school bus if they do not have the (S) School Bus Endorsement.

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What is the special speed limit for school buses?
  • School buses have the same speed limit as other automobiles
  • School buses are restricted to 20mph on all residential streets
  • School buses are prohibited from exceeding 55mph
  • School buses must go 10mph under the posted speed limit
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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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 75 feet
  • At least 50 feet
  • At least 100 feet
  • At least 25 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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When arriving at the destination or intermediate stops, bus drivers should announce several things including:
  • The current date
  • The bus number
  • The drivers first name
  • The temperature
This is a question from page 37 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 56 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

When arriving at the destination or intermediate stops, announce:

  • The location,
  • Reason for stopping,
  • Next departure time, and
  • Bus number.

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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When performing a pre-trip inspection on a bus, what are some interior items that should be checked to ensure rider safety?
  • All of these should be checked during a pre-trip
  • Floor covering
  • Emergency exit handles
  • Each handhold and railing
This is a question from page 36 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 55 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Bus Interior: People sometimes damage unattended buses. Always check the interior of the bus before driving to ensure rider safety. Aisles and stairwells must always be clear. The following parts of your bus must be in safe working condition:

  • Each handhold and railing.
  • Floor covering.
  • Signaling devices, including the restroom emergency buzzer, if the bus has a restroom.
  • Emergency exit handles.

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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Bus drivers are required to stop at railroad crossings. At what distance should they stop from the crossing?
  • Between 15 and 50 feet
  • Between 5 and 25 feet
  • Between 25 and 75 feet
  • Between 10 and 20 feet
This is a question from page 38 - click here to look up the answer

Quote From Page 57 Of The Illinois CDL Manual:

Bus drivers are required to stop between 15 and 50 feet before railroad crossings. Listen and look in both directions for trains. You must lower the window and/or open the forward door to improve your ability to see or hear an approaching train. Then close the door prior to moving.

Before crossing after a train has passed, make sure there is not another train coming in the other direction on other tracks. If your bus has a manual transmission, never change gears while crossing the tracks.

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 apply when carrying hazardous materials

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When a railroad crossing is marked "exempt" or "abandoned" bus drivers should:
  • 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
  • Ignore all railroad crossing procedures
  • Slow down and carefully check for other vehicles
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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