50 Multiple choice questions
- fraying, cuts, cracking, and gouges
- • 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
- width of the trunk
- Pounds per square inch
- fraying, corrosion, cracked or missing insulation, and exposure
- 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.
- leaks that may not be apparent when the vehicle is off.
- assigned vehicle
- fraying and binding and to make sure the clasp locks properly
- tires are inflated at or above the manufacturer's
recommended PSI (pounds per square inch).
- a blowout and should be observed and addressed.
- checking the proper fluid levels, electrical wiring, belts, hoses, and tires.
- agency policy
- steering, feel vibration in
the steering wheel, and feel the vehicle pulling in the direction of the affected tire
- radio transmissions can be made and received.
- dry rot, cracking, holes, bulges, and leaks
- deflate or blow out a tire.
- operate normally
- dents, cracks, or damage to the bead
- remember what equipment must be inspected and allows them to report failing equipment.
- not guarantee
- • engine oil (measured in quarts)
• transmission fluid (measured in pints)
• brake fluid • power steering fluid
• coolant reservoir • windshield washer fluid
- uneven wear that may result from improper balance or alignment, over inflation, or under inflation
operation. The inspection should include terminal connections, water
level (if applicable), and signs of damage to the battery's exterior.
- visible damage and see if they react properly to input
- safe operation of the vehicle and should be inspected each day before operating the vehicle
- securely attached or if it is cracked or broken.
- severe hazard
- safety hazards
- spare tire, vehicle jack, tire tool, and assorted equipment for use on duty (usually issued by the
- before and after
- not dissipate fluids