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The maximum number of encroachments allowed on a particular exam exercise is:
  • 0
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3
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From The CDL Manual

Encroachments

The examiner will score the number of times you touch or cross over an exercise boundary line with any portion of your vehicle. Each encroachment will count as an error and will acquire points. If you use more than three encroachments on a particular exercise, then this will be scored as an automatic skills test failure.

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Touching or crossing over a boundary line during the driving exam is considered a(n):
  • Encampment
  • Pull-up
  • Encroachment
  • Outside Vehicle Observation
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From The CDL Manual

Encroachments

The examiner will score the number of times you touch or cross over an exercise boundary line with any portion of your vehicle. Each encroachment will count as an error and will acquire points. If you use more than three encroachments on a particular exercise, then this will be scored as an automatic skills test failure.

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When a driver stops and reverses direction to get a better position during the driving exam, it is considered a(n):
  • Push-up
  • Encroachment
  • Pull-up
  • Pull-in
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From The CDL Manual

Pull-ups

When a driver stops and reverses direction to get a better position, it is scored as a pull-up. Stopping without changing direction does not count as a pull-up. The maximum number of pull-ups you may use, without penalty, is two for all exercises except for the Straight Line Backing exercise, which allows only one pull-up.

If you use more than the alloted pull-ups on any particular exercise, then this will be scored as an automatic basic skills test failure.

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The maximum number of pull-ups allowed during the driving exam before failure is:
  • 2
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
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From The CDL Manual

Pull-ups

When a driver stops and reverses direction to get a better position, it is scored as a pull-up. Stopping without changing direction does not count as a pull-up. The maximum number of pull-ups you may use, without penalty, is two for all exercises except for the Straight Line Backing exercise, which allows only one pull-up.

If you use more than the alloted pull-ups on any particular exercise, then this will be scored as an automatic basic skills test failure.

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The maximum number of "looks" allowed during the driving exam is:
  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • 3
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From The CDL Manual

Outside Vehicle Observations (Looks)

You may be permitted to safely stop and exit the vehicle to check the external position of the vehicle (look). When doing so, you must place the vehicle in neutral and set the parking brake(s). Then, when exiting the vehicle, you must do so safely by facing the vehicle and maintaining three points of contact with the vehicle at all times.

If you do not safely secure the vehicle or safely exit the vehicle, it may result in an automatic failure of the basic skills test. Each time you open the door, move from a seated position where in physical control of the vehicle or on a bus walk to the back of a bus to get a better view, it is scored as a look.

The maximum number of looks you may use is two for all exercises except for the Straight Line Backing exercise, which allows only one look. There will be no points assigned to these looks, but if you exit the vehicle or use any looks over this allotted amount, then this will be scored as an automatic skills test failure.

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While exiting the vehicle for a 'look', how many points of contact must you keep with the vehicle at all times?
  • 3
  • 2
  • 4
  • 1
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From The CDL Manual

Outside Vehicle Observations (Looks)

You may be permitted to safely stop and exit the vehicle to check the external position of the vehicle (look). When doing so, you must place the vehicle in neutral and set the parking brake(s). Then, when exiting the vehicle, you must do so safely by facing the vehicle and maintaining three points of contact with the vehicle at all times.

If you do not safely secure the vehicle or safely exit the vehicle, it may result in an automatic failure of the basic skills test. Each time you open the door, move from a seated position where in physical control of the vehicle or on a bus walk to the back of a bus to get a better view, it is scored as a look.

The maximum number of looks you may use is two for all exercises except for the Straight Line Backing exercise, which allows only one look. There will be no points assigned to these looks, but if you exit the vehicle or use any looks over this allotted amount, then this will be scored as an automatic skills test failure.

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An outside vehicle observation will be scored every time the driver:
  • Any of these things will count as a 'look'.
  • Moves from a seated position
  • Exits the vehicle
  • Opens the door
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From The CDL Manual

Outside Vehicle Observations (Looks)

You may be permitted to safely stop and exit the vehicle to check the external position of the vehicle (look). When doing so, you must place the vehicle in neutral and set the parking brake(s). Then, when exiting the vehicle, you must do so safely by facing the vehicle and maintaining three points of contact with the vehicle at all times.

If you do not safely secure the vehicle or safely exit the vehicle, it may result in an automatic failure of the basic skills test. Each time you open the door, move from a seated position where in physical control of the vehicle or on a bus walk to the back of a bus to get a better view, it is scored as a look.

The maximum number of looks you may use is two for all exercises except for the Straight Line Backing exercise, which allows only one look. There will be no points assigned to these looks, but if you exit the vehicle or use any looks over this allotted amount, then this will be scored as an automatic skills test failure.

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The maximum number of allowable looks and/or pull-ups on any particular exam exercise is:
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
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From The CDL Manual

Pull-ups

When a driver stops and reverses direction to get a better position, it is scored as a pull-up. Stopping without changing direction does not count as a pull-up. The maximum number of pull-ups you may use, without penalty, is two for all exercises except for the Straight Line Backing exercise, which allows only one pull-up.

If you use more than the alloted pull-ups on any particular exercise, then this will be scored as an automatic basic skills test failure.

Outside Vehicle Observations (Looks)

You may be permitted to safely stop and exit the vehicle to check the external position of the vehicle (look). When doing so, you must place the vehicle in neutral and set the parking brake(s). Then, when exiting the vehicle, you must do so safely by facing the vehicle and maintaining three points of contact with the vehicle at all times.

If you do not safely secure the vehicle or safely exit the vehicle, it may result in an automatic failure of the basic skills test. Each time you open the door, move from a seated position where in physical control of the vehicle or on a bus walk to the back of a bus to get a better view, it is scored as a look.

The maximum number of looks you may use is two for all exercises except for the Straight Line Backing exercise, which allows only one look. There will be no points assigned to these looks, but if you exit the vehicle or use any looks over this allotted amount, then this will be scored as an automatic skills test failure.

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The basic control skills exam allows for a maximum of how many points scored?
  • 5
  • 12
  • 3
  • 10
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From The CDL Manual

Total Points

The maximum total number of points for the basic control skills overall (all exercises combined) is 12 points. If you accumulate more than 12 points, then the basic skills test will be an overall failure.

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Backing into a space that is to the right rear of your vehicle is referred to as:
  • Back/Right Backing
  • Straight Line Backing
  • Offset Back/Right
  • Offset Back/Left
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From The CDL Manual

Offset Back/Right

You may be asked to back into a space that is to the right rear of your vehicle. You will drive straight forward and back your vehicle into that space without striking the side or rear boundaries marked by cones. You must place your vehicle completely into the space.

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