50 Matching questions
- Most agencies will have a similar _________ that all officers will be required to complete when
they use an agency vehicle.
- the vehicle ___________ and _____________ must be checkes
- Headlights, interior lights, turn signals, and hazard flashers should be tested to ensure that they
- Communications equipment will be tested to make certain that
- Long and
protruding equipment (i.e., long guns, long-handled tools, and equipment) must be
stored across the
- If wear bars are even with the tread surface, the tires will
- Tires should be checked for
- wires should be checked for
- Each agency has its own policy or procedure for handling failing equipment, Some agencies may
- Belts should be checked for
- Before using a vehicle, its body must be inspected to identify any damage. An officer should conduct a quick visual examination of the vehicle's body and undercarriage and look for the following:
- If the _________ tire fails, the vehicle may also lose traction and pull in an unpredictable direction
- While the vehicle is running, the officer should look under it (standing to the SIDE of the vehicle, not in
front of it) to check for -
- inspect the rims on the vehicle for
- Due to the communications and emergency equipment installed in a police vehicle, there is a tremendous strain on the
- The battery should be checked for
- Inspection of the vehicle's exterior also includes its _______ and _________
- there are guidelines for properly inspecting your
- transmission fluid measured in
- Belts, hoses, and wires are essential for the
- engine oil measured in
- Seat belts should be observed for
- Proper tire inflation ensures
- Loose items like briefcases, flashlights, and coffee
cups travel at the _______ speed as the vehicle.
- Before and after every shift and after every transport, officers must check under the back seat for possible
____________ or ___________ left in the car by suspects
- A goodlooking exterior does ____ ___________ proper vehicle operation
- the fluid levels to be checked
- inspections include:
- Inside the TRUNK should be a
- if an officer must stop abruptly, unsecured
items become _______ ___________ in the vehicle
- officer creates potential for _________ if something happens because of a vehicle problem, especially if inspection and correction could have prevented that problem
- if the front tire fails the driver may have difficulty
- It is essential to inspect a vehicle _________ taking control of it and operating it on the road.
- Embedded foreign objects can
- failing to complete an inspection may violate
- When an officer fails to inspect a vehicle properly, that officer faces potential ________ ___________
- Cuts in a tire can also cause a
- (embedded object) However, an officer should ______ pull out the object but allow the dealer or maintenance
personnel to handle the removal
- Hoses should be checked for
- An officer will drive his or her police vehicle in extreme conditions, _______ he or she would drive a personal vehicle. Therefore, before using the vehicle, the officer MUST LOCATE any potential problems so they can be repaired.
- The form helps officers
- For personal safety, an officer should perform inspections ________ ____ _______ every use of the vehicle.
- An officer should always check ________ for tears or other damage
- Officers should also check the rearview mirror to see if it is
- The recommended PSI can be found on the
- The officer should observe gauges for
- The gas and battery gauges should move when the vehicle is turned ____.
- After inspecting a vehicle's exterior, an officer should not drive it without checking under the
- If the _________ tire fails, the vehicle may lose traction.
- a spare tire, vehicle jack, tire tool, and assorted equipment for use on duty (usually issued by the
- b operate normally
- c hood
- d remember what equipment must be inspected and allows them to report failing equipment.
- e fraying, cuts, cracking, and gouges
- f weapons/contrabands
- g form
- h assigned vehicle
- i quarts
- j securely attached or if it is cracked or broken.
- k require officers to complete a report detailing the problem. Others may require officers to handle some
problems themselves, such as changing a tire or a bulb or adding fluids, or to notify a particular shop that will repair the vehicle.
- l pints
- m tires/rims
- n steering, feel vibration in
the steering wheel, and feel the vehicle pulling in the direction of the affected tire
- o a blowout and should be observed and addressed.
- p interior/exterior
- q width of the trunk
- r not dissipate fluids
- s • engine oil (measured in quarts)
• transmission fluid (measured in pints)
• brake fluid • power steering fluid
• coolant reservoir • windshield washer fluid
- t seats
- u agency policy
- v • scratched paint that may be the result of contact with an object or
• dents that are more obvious signs of contact with another object, perhaps a vehicle
• missing or broken light covers that can present a hazard to other drivers and may
be a traffic violation
damaged emergency equipment such as a siren, light bar, or other emergency lights that could prevent
an officer from operating the vehicle in emergency mode—an officer should be aware of malfunctioning
equipment so it can be repaired before use.
• broken or cracked glass that could injure the officer and impair vision
• broken or cracked mirrors that could impair vision
• a dirty windshield that could impair observation ability
• foreign objects, such as tree limbs and road debris trapped under the vehicle, which could cause serious
problems if they strike one of the vehicle's moving parts
• foreign objects on the undercarriage other than natural objects or road debris, which means a
potentially harmful device such as an explosive (In the event an explosive or other harmful device
is detected, an officer should back away from the vehicle and contact the appropriate personnel as
designated by the agency's policies and procedures.)
• fluid leaks visible on the ground under the vehicle
- w radio transmissions can be made and received.
- x not
- y uneven wear that may result from improper balance or alignment, over inflation, or under inflation
- z severe hazard
- aa visible damage and see if they react properly to input
- ab tires are inflated at or above the manufacturer's
recommended PSI (pounds per square inch).
- ac doorjam
- ad on
- ae dry rot, cracking, holes, bulges, and leaks
- af Pounds per square inch
- ag checking the proper fluid levels, electrical wiring, belts, hoses, and tires.
- ah unlike
- ai safe operation of the vehicle and should be inspected each day before operating the vehicle
- aj leaks that may not be apparent when the vehicle is off.
- ak fraying and binding and to make sure the clasp locks properly
- al not guarantee
- am dents, cracks, or damage to the bead
- an liability
- ao battery
- ap rear
- aq fraying, corrosion, cracked or missing insulation, and exposure
- ar proper operation. The inspection should include terminal connections, water level (if applicable), and signs of damage to the battery's exterior.
- as before and after
- at same
- au safety hazards
- av before
- aw front
- ax deflate or blow out a tire.