74 Multiple choice questions
- ___ is define as ability to judge distance and perceive space to determine how far away an object is.
- Most law enforcement vehicles rest on four, six-inch squares (known as the ___).
- Responding to an emergency call causes stress, which can lead to many ___ and ___ reactions.
- ___ is an example of porous
to F.S. s. 316.271(6), Every authorized emergency vehicle shall be
equipped with a siren, whistle, or bell capable of emitting sound
audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than ___
feet and of a type approved by the department, but such siren, whistle,
or bell shall not be used except when the vehicle is operated in
response to an emergency call or in the immediate pursuit of an actual
or suspected violator of the law, in which event the driver of the
vehicle shall sound the siren, whistle, or bell when reasonably
necessary to warn pedestrians and other drivers of the approach thereof.
- A ___ results when the wheels lock and do not turn while the vehicle is moving. Both rolling friction and traction are lost.
requires entering an intersection safely and properly at normal driving
speeds and making a 90-degree turn to the right or left. Proper braking
is an important element of negotiating a turn.
to F.S. s. 316.237, vehicle headlights should reveal a person ___ feet
away with the high beams and a distance of ___ feet with the low beams.
- ___ occurs during acceleration or braking and causes the transfer of a vehicle's weight from front to rear or rear to front.
- Transmission fluid is measured in ___.
- ___ is the result of the friction a vehicle's tires create on the road surface.
- ____ is define as sharpness of vision.
is the tendency of a vehicle to steer into a sharper turn than the
driver intends, sometimes with a loss of traction of the rear to the
outside. This generally occurs at higher speeds when the rear tires lose
traction and excessive braking occurs in a turn or curve.
- Optical driving is also referred to as ___.
is an active attempt by an officer, driving an authorized emergency
vehicle (with emergency equipment activated), to apprehend occupants of a
moving vehicle if the offender increases vehicle speed, takes other
evasive actions, or refuses to stop in an apparent attempt to avoid
- The best traction is___, which is when the tires constantly rotate on the road surface without losing contact.
___ technique is when the vehicle is steered so it is closest to the
inside of the curve before reaching the apex. This technique increases
centrifugal force and can cause loss of control.
- ___ is an occurrence that causes the rear wheels to follow a tighter path than the path the front wheels traveled in a turn.
___ also results from loss of both rolling friction and traction.
During this, the wheels still rotate, but they do not control the
___ rule establishes a minimum safe following distance for all vehicles
and provides space and time for the driver to react to potential
hazards. This rule applies at the posted speed limit when weather and
road conditions are good.
the ___ tire fails, the vehicle may lose traction. The officer may have
difficulty steering, feel vibration in the steering wheel, and feel the
vehicle pulling in the direction of the affected tire. If the ___ tire
fails, the vehicle may also lose traction and pull in an unpredictable
- For personal safety, an officer should perform ___ before and after every use of the vehicle.
- An officer should always offset his or her vehicle to the ___ of the available roadway but within his or her lane.
- Proper tire inflation ensures tires are inflated at or above the manufacturer's recommended PSI. PSI stands for ___.
is the tendency of a vehicle to turn less sharply than the driver
intends. The cause of this may be a combination of excessive speed, lack
of traction on the steering tires, and improper braking in a turn or
curve. A combination of two or more of these errors can cause an officer
to lose control.
- An ___ happens just before the tires lose traction during braking. The tires lock, causing loss of steering control and a skid.
___ technique is when the vehicle is steered so it passes closest to
the inside of the curve after reaching the apex. This technique
decreases centrifugal force, reducing the potential for loss of control.
- The ___ is the forward motion that causes a vehicle to straighten from a turn when releasing the steering wheel.
- ___ affects the degree of pitch, roll, and yaw that a vehicle experiences.
- The recommended PSI can be found on the ___.
officer creates potential for ___ if something happens because of a
vehicle problem, especially if inspection and correction could have
prevented that problem.
___, 489 U.S.189 (1989), the U.S. Supreme Court stated that an officer
or agency has no duty to guarantee a person's safety unless a special
relationship exists between the police and that person.
- A ___ is the distance from the center of a circle to the outside of the circle. A turn or curve is a portion of a circle.
- An ___ is a turn that gets wider during the turn much like a circle getting larger.
- The ___ technique, in most cases,
is the best cornering or turning method. It allows the most room for driver error.
- ___ supplies approximately 90-95 percent of incoming data to a driver.
___ happens when a driver over-accelerates, and the tires spin; the
wheels are not locked, but the driver has lost traction. That is why the
vehicle is not accelerating forward.
- There are three types of vehicular motion, ___, ___, and ___.
___ stress of an emergency call may cause you to exceed your ability or
your vehicle's ability in trying to catch the offender at any cost or
get there before anyone else.
- ___ is define as ability to distinguish colors.
- A ___ is a turn that remains the same throughout, getting neither wider.
(tire traction) is the force that is necessary to keep a vehicle moving
in a curved path and is directed inward toward the center of rotation.
- The ___ a vehicle's center of gravity, the ___ its stability.
is the transfer of a vehicle's weight causing an end-for-end motion
resulting in the vehicle turning 180 degrees on a horizontal plane.
- ___ is define as ability to see clearly in darkness.
purpose of this technique is to stop a violator's vehicle by using the
police vehicle to apply force to either the rear right or left side of
the violator's vehicle to end the pursuit.
- Although only ___ of all driving is done at night, more than half of all fatal crashes occur during hours of darkness.
- The two general forces that act upon a vehicle as it turns a corner are ___ and ___ .
- The majority of law enforcement vehicle crashes are a result of backing into ___ .
- The ___ technique is when the vehicle is steered closest to the middle of
effects are the measurable changes to normal body functions. These
include tunnel vision, selective hearing, increased heart rate, time
distortion, and loss of spatial awareness or fine motor skills.
- Engine oil is measured in ___.
- ___ and ___ can also influence a skid.
- ___ is an example of a nonporous supportive surface.
- A pursuit has five possible conclusions:
___, 489 U.S. 593 (1989), the U.S. Supreme Court addressed the issue of
deadly force in a police pursuit. In that case, the court held that
certain pursuit tactics might result in a claim of a constitutional
violation as a seizure by deadly force.
is define as ability to see above, below, and to the sides (A person
who is in a stationary vehicle and who has good ___ can see about 180
degrees from side to side.)
to the Florida case ___ 604 So.2d 1222 (Fla. 1990), law enforcement has
a duty to protect the public when choosing to continue a pursuit.
- ABS stands for ___.
- An ___ is the center point of any curve.
- Under poor road conditions or in inclement weather, officers should use the ___ rule.
an officer cannot avoid striking or driving over obstacles, the officer
should strike it at a ___ (when possible) with free rolling tires.
- ___ occurs when turning. This shifts the vehicle's weight from side to side.
- ___ is the force enacted on a vehicle moving in a curved path that acts outwardly away from the center of rotation.
- The most common night driving error is the ___.
- A ___ is a turn that gets tighter during the turn much like a circle getting smaller.
to the conventional braking system called ___ is now standard equipment
on late model vehicles. This type of motor vehicle braking system
electronically monitors and controls each of the wheels during braking
to keep them from locking.
- ___ is one of the most important aspects of driving a vehicle.
- ___ is define as turning the vehicle's front tires in the desired direction to regain traction.
___ is the use of vehicles, barricades, cones, or other objects to
block traffic flow completely. Its purpose is to demonstrate
overwhelming police superiority and position so that the violator will
stop and surrender.
___ occurs just before the drive tires lose traction during
acceleration. (The drive tires are the front tires on a front-wheel
drive vehicle or rear tires on a rearwheel drive vehicle.)
should be aware that a fire can start if the vehicle is left running
while parked over a grassy area for an extended period of time. This is
usually caused by the extreme heat from a ___.
is recommended officers place their hands at the ___ position. This
hand position provides quicker response, reduces fatigue and reduces
injury if the air bag deploys. The design of some steering wheels may
require a slightly different hand position.
- ___ is looking in the desired direction of travel to avoid an obstacle and
steering in that direction.