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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 railroad crossings. At what distance should they stop from the crossing?
  • Between 25 and 75 feet
  • Between 5 and 25 feet
  • Between 15 and 50 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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Which of the following statements is FALSE:
  • Do not talk with riders or engage in any other distracting activity while driving
  • A bus is not allowed to transport intoxicated passengers
  • Do not tow or push a disabled bus with riders aboard either vehicle, unless getting off the bus would be unsafe
  • Avoid fueling your bus with riders on board unless absolutely necessary. Never refuel in a closed building with riders on board.
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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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
  • No obstacles should ever block an aisle or doorway which may trip other riders.
  • Baggage can only be placed in the aisle if the owner of the baggage is available to move it when necessary
  • Baggage may block doors as long as it is moved when the bus is loading or unloading passengers
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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Which of the following requirements to obtain a charter bus endorsement is incorrect?
  • Successfully pass a driving exam
  • Be at at least 18 or older
  • 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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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 must go 10mph under the posted speed limit
  • 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 performing a pre-trip inspection on a bus, what are some interior items that should be checked to ensure rider safety?
  • Emergency exit handles
  • Floor covering
  • All of these should be checked during a pre-trip
  • 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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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 never be recapped or regrooved
  • Front tires can be regrooved or recapped as long as they have 4/32 tread depth
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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A CDL with a passenger endorsement is required when driving a vehicle designed for how many passengers, including the driver?
  • 16 or more
  • 12 or more
  • 10 or more
  • 15 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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