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  1. When the officer believes that all passengers have been removed from the suspect vehicle and no one can be seen inside, he or she should use pretense or a bluff and command any hidden passengers to exit the vehicle. This is a safety technique, often referred to as the "____" rule of safety.
  2. ___ or ___is the unequal treatment of any person— including stopping, questioning, searching, detaining, or arresting a person—solely or primarily because of the person's race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
  3. Even though officers perform them day in and day out, there is no such thing as a ___ traffic stop.
  4. A ___ begins the moment an officer observes an event or reason that merits the stop.
  5. Each Uniform Traffic Citation book contains ___ receipts that are used for assigning the book to an officer.
  6. Position all backup vehicles ___ door widths apart so that all vehicle doors can open completely.
  7. ___ are among the most frequent activities that a law enforcement officer performs.
  8. Step ___: Notify dispatch of the traffic stop.
  9. Part three (pink) of a UTC is retained by the ___.
  10. If the violator stops on the ___ side of the road, assume the offset position in which you align the center of the patrol vehicle's hood with the left taillight of the violator's vehicle.
  11. Required restrictions and endorsements will be listed on the ___ of the license.
  12. PA system stands for ___.
  13. Step ___: Exit the patrol vehicle.
  14. While the majority of specialized tags are ___ plates displaying the owner's nickname or commemorating a college, sports team, or cause, some have specific uses and restrictions.
  15. Step ___: Select a safe location to stop
  16. GVWR stands for ___.
  17. Step ___: Park the patrol vehicle.
  18. For drivers authorized to operate a motorcycle, the following endorsement will appear on the front of the driver's license under the expiration date: ___ and ___
  19. The ___ is given for traffic offenses covered under chapters 316, 318, 320, and 322 of the Florida Statutes, and is used to collect and store information about traffic enforcement and traffic case adjudication.
  20. Two other alerts—ss. 775.21, for ___, and 943.0435, F.S., for ___- would be displayed in the right hand corner in black.
  21. Suspected violators may be targeted based only on their ___.
  22. ___ is required for drivers of vehicles transporting hazardous materials in sufficient amounts to require placards or vehicles designed to transport more than 15 people (including the driver), and with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 26,001 lbs.
  23. Section ___, F.S. explains the legal right to use lights and sirens to get the violator's attention during a traffic stop.
  24. The traditional paper Florida Uniform Traffic Citation form ___ contains
    three copies.
  25. You might see a ___ in the trunk where the lock should be, which is a common sign of a stolen vehicle.
  26. ___ describes the smaller segment of a population that differs from the majority by one or more characteristics.
  27. A license ___ is a special authorization printed on a Florida driver's license permitting a driver to drive certain types of vehicles or transport certain types of property or number of passengers.
  28. Step ___: Maneuver the patrol vehicle through traffic until safely catching up to the violator, and determine at what point to safely make the stop.
  29. The ___ is one system, along with strobe, flashers, and other lights.
  30. A citation is required per F.S. s. 316.650(3)(a) to be submitted to the Clerk of the Court within ___ days after issuance to the violator.
  31. ___ violations do not assess points against a violator's license if the violator complies (fixes faulty equipment, for instance) within a specified period of time.
  32. A ___ will be either a misdemeanor or felony.
  33. It is illegal to ___ a citation after it has been issued.
  34. A genuine ___ looks similar to a passport in contrast to a state-issued driver's license.
  35. Card types and license classes are identified by color headers, yellow means ___.
  36. An ___ can be either a moving or non-moving violation, depending on how the statute defines it.
  37. In addition, licenses for drivers over the age of 21 are formatted ___, while licenses for drivers under the age of 21 are ___.
  38. The first backup patrol
    vehicle should generally be positioned to the right of the primary patrol vehicle.
  39. A ___ violation does not usually cause a crash or injury, so fines for those offenses cost less.
  40. If working in ___, the officer should choose a safe parking place for the patrol vehicle from which to monitor vehicle movement and watch for traffic violations.
  41. ___ is required for drivers of any non-commercial motor vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating less than 26,001 pounds, including passenger cars, 15-passenger (including the driver) vans, trucks or recreational vehicles, and two- or three-wheel
    motor vehicles 50 cc or less, such as mopeds or small scooters. Farmers and drivers of authorized emergency vehicles who are exempt from obtaining a commercial driver's license must obtain this license.
  42. Card types and license classes are identified by color headers, red means ___.
  43. ___ (s. 318.14, F.S.) decriminalizes most traffic violations.
  44. Step ___: Activate emergency equipment to communicate the stop to the driver.
  45. A Class E learner may initially drive only between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Three months after issuance of the learner license, the driver may drive from
    6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  46. ___ violation options are to pay a civil penalty, elect (request) a hearing in traffic court, or elect to attend and complete a Driver Improvement Course (if eligible). Some moving violations require a court appearance.
  47. ___ violation options are to pay a civil penalty or elect a hearing in traffic court.
  48. Explanations of the restrictions and endorsements are on the ___ of the license.
  49. Florida law enforcement officers should be familiar with the traffic laws found in chapters ___ (Driver's Licenses) of the Florida Statutes.
  50. According to s. ___ of the Florida Statutes, all people driving in Florida must possess a valid driver's license from Florida, another state, or entity approved by the state of Florida or the U.S. government.
  51. A ___, printed on a Florida driver's license, may limit a driver from operating certain types of motor vehicles or require that he or she meet certain conditions when driving any motor vehicle.
  52. Certain violations require the violator to sign the citation. According to s. 318.14(3), F.S., refusal to accept and sign a Uniform Traffic Citation requiring a court appearance is a criminal violation that may result in arrest.
  53. According to the Florida Legal Guidelines, a ____ is the lawful, temporary detention of an individual in a vehicle by a law enforcement officer for an investigative purpose.
  54. Florida Statute s. 316.003(75), Florida Statutes, defines ____ as "every device, in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks."
  55. The first
    backup patrol vehicle should be offset to the passenger side with nose angled towards
    the center of the suspect vehicle.
  56. Proof of compliance needs to be provided to the Clerk of the Court within ___ days.
  57. The ___ Amendment guarantees every person within the U.S. equal protection under the law.
  58. An officer must decide whether to approach the violator's vehicle or call the driver back to the patrol vehicle
    (called the ___) to acquire information.
  59. Upon receiving the receipt of each book, inspect it to ensure that the citations are in correct numeric sequence and that each book contains ___ three-part citations.
  60. Card types and license classes are identified by color headers, green means ___.
  61. As mentioned earlier, a traffic stop is never ___.
  62. The most common reason the DHSMV returns a Uniform Traffic Citation to the issuing agency is for ___ or ___.
  63. Criminal violations require a ___ on a scheduled date.
  64. ____ is the agency responsible for issuing driver's license, motor vehicle titles, license plates, and vessel registrations, as well as overseeing the Florida Highway Patrol.
  65. Part one or the complaint portion (white) of a UTC is given to the ___.
  66. Florida law enforcement officers should be familiar with the traffic laws found in chapters ___ (Uniform Traffic Control Law) of the Florida Statutes..
  67. Officers should make sure that a ___ splits the sets (three copies), when completing the citation.
  68. ___ is the general speed and direction of vehicle or pedestrian movement.
  69. ___ is required for drivers of straight trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 26,001 lbs. or more.
  70. An ___ refers to a stop in which the potential risk of the situation is not known.
  71. As a general rule, the patrol vehicle should be positioned ___ car lengths behind the violator's vehicle.
  72. Step ___: Conduct a visual assessment of the violator's vehicle.
  73. A diabetic person's license may display ___ in red print.
  74. It is unlawful to drive in Florida with a ___, ___, ___, or___ license.
  75. A backup officer will take over and issue commands to the driver directing him to the ___ (a designated area of disadvantage to the suspect vehicle driver or occupant) where searching and securing occur.
  76. According to ___ of the United States Code, anyone who "under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws...or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of color, or race...shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for no more than one year, or both, and if bodily injury results...shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for no more than 10 years or both...and if death results...shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life or both, or may be sentenced to death."
  77. Officers may stop a vehicle if ___ exists that a crime was, is being, or is about to be committed.
  78. Use a ___ to ensure that the information is legible on all three copies.
  79. Florida law enforcement officers should be familiar with the traffic laws found in chapters ___ (Motor Vehicle Licenses and Registration) of the Florida Statutes..
  80. In ___, 367 S.S.643 (1961), the Supreme Court declared that no state can limit this constitutional right; every person is entitled to be treated the same under similar circumstances.
  81. The license also may not be ___, ___, ___, or___.
  82. A driver with a ____ license is limited to driving motor vehicles weighing less than 8,000 pounds. In addition, such a driver must be accompanied by a licensed driver 21 years of age or older who occupies the closest seat right of the driver, and the learner may initially drive only between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Three months after issuance of the learner license, the driver may drive from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. A driver with a learner license may not operate a motorcycle without a motorcycle endorsement.
  83. There are ___ current versions of the Florida Driver's license, which is the license issued to state of Florida residents who pass the DHSMV tests granting them the privilege to drive in Florida.
  84. Step ___: Interact with the driver.
  85. A Florida driver's license may also include ___ that signal an officer about a person's health condition or public safety status.
  86. Card types and license classes are identified by color headers, blue means ___.
  87. During a night stop, the backup vehicle's takedown lights, high beams, and spotlight should be focused on the suspect vehicle's passenger side.
  88. ___ is required for drivers of trucks or truck combinations with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more, provided the towed vehicle is more than 10,000 lbs.
  89. When an officer knows in advance that a vehicle has been reported stolen, was seen in the commission of a felony, or when the driver or an occupant of that vehicle is suspected of a crime in progress or felony, the risk increases both for the officer and for the public. This is known as a ____.
  90. Part two or the Summons portion (yellow) of a UTC is given to the ___.
  91. Step ___: Apply appropriate approach techniques.
  92. Because a ___ violation could result in a crash or injury, violators pay a higher fine and may have points assessed against their driver's licenses.