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How does a vehicle weight affect stopping?

A. Empty trucks can take longer to stop than if loaded, but this is not normally the case for buses.
B. It doesn't, brakes work the same no matter the weight of the vehicle for both trucks and buses.
C. Fully loaded trucks take longer to stop, but buses loaded with passengers take less distance.

A. Empty trucks can take longer to stop than if loaded, but this is not normally the case for buses.

When the roads are slippery, you should:




A. Make turns as carefully as possible.


B. Stop and test the traction while going up hills.


C. Decrease the distance that you look ahead of your vehicle.

A. Make turns as carefully as possible.

Which of these is not a good rule to follow when caring for injured at an accident scene?




A. If a qualified person is helping them, stay out of the way unless asked to assist.


B. Move severely injured persons if there is a danger due to fire or passing traffic.


C. Keep injured persons cool.

C. Keep injured persons cool.

You are driving on a straight, level highway at 50 mph. There are no vehicles in front of you. Suddenly a tire blows out on your vehicle. What should you do first?




A. Stay off the brake until the vehicle has slowed down.


B. Begin light braking.


C. Begin emergency braking.

A. Stay off the brake until the vehicle has slowed down.

You are driving a heavy vehicle with a manual transmission. You have to stop the vehicle on the shoulder while driving on an puhill grade. Which of these is a good rule to follow when putting it back in motion?




A. Keep the clutch slipping while slowly accelerating.


B. Let the vehicle roll backwards a few feet before you engage the clutch, but turn the wheel so that the back moves away from the roadway.


C. Use the parking brake to hold the vehicle until the clutch engages.

C. Use the parking brake to hold the vehicle until the clutch engages.

Which of these statements about speed management is true?




A. Shady parts of the road allow better traction than open areas.


B. Road surfaces will freeze before bridges.


C. When the road is slippery, it will take longer to stop and it will be harder to turn without skidding.

C. When the road is slippery, it will take longer to stop and it will be harder to turn without skidding.

Which of these statements about causes of vehicle fires is true?




A. Under-inflated tires will not cause a vehicle fire.


B. Carrying a properly charge fire extinguisher will help prevent fires.


C. Poor trailer ventilation can cause flammable cargo to catch on fire.

C. Poor trailer ventilation can cause flammable cargo to catch on fire.

The posted speed for a turn:




A. May be too slow for a bus.


B. May be unsafe for a bus.


C. Is a safe speed for any bus.

B. May be unsafe for a bus.

When you inspect your bus, make sure that:




A. Rider signaling devices are working.


B. Emergency exit handles have been removed.


C. Closed access panels are open.

A. Rider signaling devices are working.

You are driving on a slippery road during the day. How much space does the "commercial Driver Handbook" say you should keep ahead of you?




A. Add "one second to the space needed in good road condition."


B. Allow "one car length for every 10 mph."


C. Allow "much more space: than needed for ideal driving conditions.

B. Allow "one car length for every 10 mph."

The maximum distance you can stop away from a railroad crossing is:




A. 20 feet.


B. 50 feet.


C. 70 feet.

B. 50 feet.

Which of the following types of emergency equipment must you have on your bus?




A. Reflectors, fire extinguisher, tire repair kit.


B. Fire extinguisher, spare electric fuses, reflectors.


C. First aid kit, spare electric fuses, fire extinguisher.

B. Fire extinguisher, spare electric fuses, reflectors.

A bus must stop at least _____ feet before the draw of a drawbridge that does not have a signal light or an attendant.




A. 10


B. 30


C. 50

C. 50

When driving a bus, the emergency roof hatches:




A. Must always be completely closed and locked while the bus is moving.


B. May be locked in a partially open position for fresh air.


C. May be left in a closed but unlocked position.

B. May be locked in a partially open position for fresh air.

If a bus breaks down and there are passengers on board, the bus:




A. May be towed to the nearest service garage to discharge the passengers.


B. Should not be towed until the passengers are discharged.


C. May be towed to the nearest safe spot to discharge the passengers.

C. May be towed to the nearest safe spot to discharge the passengers.

The total maximum weight of hazardous materials that buses are allowed to carry is _____ pounds.




A. 100


B. 250


C. 500

C. 500

Buses must not carry more than _____ pounds of any one class of allowed hazardous materials




A. 100


B. 250


C. 500

A. 100

Buses may have recapped or regrooved tires:




A. Only as the outside tire on a set of duals.


B. On any or all of the wheels.


C. Anywhere except the front wheels.

C. Anywhere except the front wheels.

While driving a bus, you should:




A. Scan the road ahead, as well as the interior of your bus.


B. Focus your attention on traffic immediately to the left side of your bus.


C. Only scan the road 5-7 seconds ahead of you.

A. Scan the road ahead, as well as the interior of your bus.

If your bus leans towards the outside in a banked curve, you:




A. Should increase your speed slightly.


B. Should quickly and firmly press the brake pedal.


C. Are driving too fast.

C. Are driving too fast.

Which of these statements is true about speed management and braking?




A. The time it takes to stop increases one second for each 10 mph over 20 mph.


B. You need about four times as much stopping distance at 40 mph as you need at 20 mph.


C. A bus' total stopping distance is the distance it takes to stop once the brakes are applied.

B. You need about four times as much stopping distance at 40 mph as you need at 20 mph.

Which of the following types of cargo can never be carried on a bus?




A. Small arms ammunition labled ORM-D


B. Irritating materials or tear gas.


C. Hospital drugs.

B. Irritating materials or tear gas.

You should signal continuously while turning because it:




A. Is illegal to turn off your signal before completing a turn.


B. Lets other drivers know what your intentions are.


C. Is always unsafe to turn off a signal before completing a turn.

B. Lets other drivers know what your intentions are.

You must notify DMV within 5 days if you:




A. Sell or transfer your vehicle.


B. Are cited for a traffic violation.


C. Paint your vehicle a different color.

A. Sell or transfer your vehicle.

On freezing, wet days, which of the following roadways is most likely to hide spots of ice?




A. Roadways near the tops of hills.


B. Roadways on bridges and overpasses.


C. Roadways paved with asphalt rather than concrete.

B. Roadways on bridges and overpasses.

Three of the most important times to check traffic behind you are before:




A. Backing, making a sharp turn, or crossing and intersection.


B. Backing, changing lanes, or slowing down quickly.


C. Changing lanes, crossing intersections, or slowing down quickly.

B. Backing, changing lanes, or slowing down quickly.

To help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces you should:




A. Shift to a lower gear after staring down a steep hill.


B. Accelerate into curves and brake while exiting them.


C. Slow down for curves and intersections.

C. Slow down for curves and intersections.

When parking on a hill on a two-way street with no curb, you should:




A. Turn your front wheels to the left, away from the side of the road.


B. Park at a slight angle-rear wheels closer to the road's edge.


C. Turn your front wheels to the right, towards the side of the road.

C. Turn your front wheels to the right, towards the side of the road.

A car suddenly "cuts" in front of you creating a hazard. Which of these actions should you take first?




A. Honk and step on the brake firmly.


B. Take your foot off the gas.


C. Swerve into the lane next to you.

B. Take your foot off the gas.

When a school bus with its red lights flashing is stopped ahead on your side of the road, you must:




A. Stop until all the children have left the bus.


B. Stop until the lights stop flashing.


C. Change lanes, drive slowly, and pass cautiously.

B. Stop until the lights stop flashing.

You exit a freeway on a ramp that curves downhill. You should:




A. Slow to a safe speed before the curve.


B. Slow to the posted speed limit for the freeway.


C. Wait until you have entered the curve to begin braking.

A. Slow to a safe speed before the curve.

You can drive off the road to pass another vehicle:




A. If the vehicle ahead is turning left.


B. If there are two or more lanes traveling in your direction.


C. Under no circumstances.

C. Under no circumstances.

A curb painted blue means parking is:




A. Allowed for a short time if you wait in the car.


B. For disabled persons without a special placard or plate.


C. For disabled persons with a special placard or plate.

C. For disabled persons with a special placard or plate.

You are approaching a green traffic light, but traffic is blocking the intersection. What is the best thing to do?




A. Partially enter the intersection to establish your right-of-way.


B. Don't enter the intersection until you can get completely across.


C. Continue into the intersection and wait for traffic to clear.

B. Don't enter the intersection until you can get completely across.

A car suddenly "cuts" in front of you creating a hazard. Which of these actions should you not take?




A. Honk and stay close behind the car.


B. Slow down to prevent a crash.


C. Signal and change lanes to avoid the car, if possible.

A. Honk and stay close behind the car.

Which of these is not part of the engine compartment pre-trip inspection?




A. Engine oil level.


B. Valve clearance.


C. Checking for worn electrical wiring insulation.

B. Valve clearance.

In your mirror, you see a car approaching from the rear. The next time you check your mirror, you don't see the car. To change lanes, you should:




A. Wait until you are sure the car isn't in your blind spot.


B. Ease into the other lane slowly so the car can get out of your way.


C. Assume the car left the road and change lanes as normal.

A. Wait until you are sure the car isn't in your blind spot.

Which piece of emergency equipment should be in your vehicle?




A. Circuit breakers.


B. First aid kit.


C. Warning devices for parked vehicles.

C. Warning devices for parked vehicles.

You should avoid driving through deep puddles or flowing water. But if you can't, which of these steps can help keep your brakes working?




A. Pressing both the brake pedal and accelerator firmly after coming out of the water.


B. Gently putting on the brakes while driving through water.


C. Turning on your brake heaters.

B. Gently putting on the brakes while driving through water.

When a coolant container is part of a pressurized system, which of these is true?




A. You can safely remove the radiator cap and add coolant while the engine is hot


B. You never need to check the antifreeze in such a system.


C. You can check the coolant level of a hot engine.

C. You can check the coolant level of a hot engine.

If your brakes get wet while driving on a rainy day, what can happen when you apply the brakes?




A. Hydroplaning.


B. Excessive brake wear.


C. Trailer jackknife.

C. Trailer jackknife.

You are driving a 80 foot vehicle at 45 mph in good weather conditions. The least amount of space that you should keep in front of your vehicle to be safe is:




A. 7 seconds


B. 8 seconds


C. 9 seconds


D. 10 seconds

C. 9 seconds

Which of these statements about cold weather driving is true?




A. The engine will not overheat when the weather is very cold.


B. Exhaust system leaks are more dangerous when cab ventilation is good.


C. Windshield washer antifreeze should not be added to the washer reservoir.


D. If the winterfront is closed to tightly, the engine may overheat.

C. Windshield washer antifreeze should not be added to the washer reservoir.

Which of these statements about tires and very hot weather driving is true?




A. If a tire is too hot to touch you should drive on it to cool it off.


B. Inspect your tires every two hours or 100 miles.


C. Air pressure decreases as tire temperature increases.


D. All of the above are true.

B. Inspect your tires every two hours or 100 miles.

A hazard ahead may cause your vehicle to collide with another if you do not take action. You should remember that:




A. Stopping is always the safest action in an emergency situation.


B. You can almost always turn more quickly than you can stop.


C. Leaving the road is always more risky than hitting another vehicle.


D. Top heavy vehicles will not flip over when you turn quickly.

B. You can almost always turn more quickly than you can stop.

Stab braking:




A. Can be used while you are turning sharply.


B. Involves locking the wheels for short periods of time.


C. Is used to keep a vehicle in a straight line when braking.


D. Is used to make small steering adjustments.

B. Involves locking the wheels for short periods of time.

Which of these statements about alcohol is true?




A. A few beers is not the same as a few glasses of wine.


B. Everyone who drinks is affected by alcohol.


C. Food prevents the effects of alcohol if you eat first.


D. Alcohol increases your ability to drive safely.

A. A few beers is not the same as a few glasses of wine.

Where must the shipping papers be for a vehicle placarded for hazardous materials?




A. In a pouch in the sleeper berth within your reach.


B. On the driver's sat if the driver is out of the cab.


C. On the dashboard in clear view.


D. On the passenger's seat if the driver is out of the cab.

B. On the driver's sat if the driver is out of the cab.

This sign means:




A. Downgrade at a 7% angle over the next 7 miles.


B. In 7 miles there will be a 7% downgrade.


C. 7% downgrade per mile for 7 miles.


D. 1% downgrade over 7 miles equaling 7%.

A. Downgrade at a 7% angle over the next 7 miles.

The maximum weight rating specified by the manufacturer for a single vehicle including its load is the:




A. GVW


B. GCW


C. GCWR


D. GVWR

D. GVWR

Rules governing the loading and securing of cotton, jute, lumber products, and other specialized cargoes are contained in:




A. Title 22 CFR


B. Title 13, CCR


C. Title 13, CFR


D. Title 49, CFR

B. Title 13, CCR

A load which extends _____ to the left must have an amber light on the extreme left side of the load.




A. One foot or more.


B. Less than one foot.


C. At least six inches.


D. Beyond the fender.

A. One foot or more.

Commercial drivers must notify their employer of any out-of-state conviction:




A. Within 15 working days of the conviction.


B. Within 30 days of the conviction.


C. Immediately.


D. Within 10 days of the conviction.

B. Within 30 days of the conviction.

The posted speed limit is 65 mph. A vehicle transporting explosives may legally drive no faster than _____ mph, weather conditions permitting.




A. 50


B. 55


C. 60


D. 65

B. 55

You are checking your tires during your pre-trip inspection. Which of these statements is true?




A. Dual tires should not touch each other.


B. Radial and bias-ply tires can be used together.


C. 2/32 inch tread depth is the minimum required on all tires.


D. Do not use tires that are the same size.

A. Dual tires should not touch each other.

Which of these statements about checking your suspension system is true?




A. Shock absorbers should have some moisture showing.


B. Small cracks in the frame member are OK.


C. 1/4 or more missing leaves in any leaf spring will put the vehicle out of service.


D. Spring hangers should allow misalignment of the axle.

C. 1/4 or more missing leaves in any leaf spring will put the vehicle out of service.

How do you test hydraulic brakes for leaks?




A. Apply firm pressure to the pedal for five seconds and see if it moves.


B. Move the vehicle slowly and see if it stops when the brake is applied.


C. Pump the brake and measure the free play in the pedal.


D. Move the vehicle quickly with the brake applied.

A. Apply firm pressure to the pedal for five seconds and see if it moves.