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  1. When trying to avoid a fixed object, an officer mustrequire a slightly different hand position than the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock position.

          

  2. When steering the patrol vehicle, it is recommended officers place their right hand in the __________ o'clock position and their left hand in the __________ o'clock position.4 and 8

          

  3. Facing the steering wheel, the top center of the wheel is in the __________ o'clock position.6

          

  4. Positioning the hands at the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions (on the steering wheel) reducesinjury if the air bag deploys.

          

  5. Facing the steering wheel, the bottom center of the wheel represents the __________ o'clock position.6

          

  6. __________ generally occurs at higher speeds when the rear tires lose traction and excessive braking occurs in a turn or curve.over steer.

          

  7. The correction for under steer is to __________.~remove the foot from the accelerator, maintain steering input but do not apply brakes, and if necessary , steer the car to a safe place and stop.

          

  8. How an officer sits in a vehicle is important becauseit enables him or her to correctly steer, accelerate, use mirrors, use proper seat position, and brake.

          

  9. Speed and steering greatly affect theinvolve shuffle steering.

          

  10. __________ is the tendency of a vehicle to turn less sharply than the driver intends.under steer.

          

  11. __________ is an occurrence that causes the rear wheels to follow a tighter path than the path the front wheels traveled in a turn.wheel tracking.

          

  12. The cause of __________ may be a combination of excessive speed, lack of traction on the steering tires, and improper braking in a turn or curve.caster effect.

          

  13. The design of some steering wheels mayinvolve shuffle steering.

          

  14. The correction for over steer is to __________.~ remove the foot from the accelerator and/or brakes. steer the car where desired ( when the from tires have not lost traction), refrain from applying the brakes and if necessary , steer the car or safe place and stop.

          

  15. To turn left, officers shouldmove the right hand into the 12 o'clock position at the top of the steering wheel and pull the steering wheel down in a smooth motion into a right turn:

          

  16. The __________ is the forward motion that causes a vehicle to straighten from a turn when releasing the steering wheel.wheel tracking.

          

  17. Driving in reverse does notmove the left hand into the 12 o'clock position at the top of the steering wheel and then pull the steering wheel down in a smooth motion into a left turn:

          

  18. To turn right, officers shouldmove the right hand into the 12 o'clock position at the top of the steering wheel and pull the steering wheel down in a smooth motion into a right turn:

          

  19. __________ 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.over steer.

          

  20. Facing the steering wheel, it is recommended officers place their right hand in the __________ o'clock position.8

          

  21. Facing the steering wheel, it is recommended officers place their left hand in the __________ o'clock position.8

          

  22. Positioning the hands at the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions (on the steering wheel) provides __________ response and __________ fatigue.quicker/reduces

          

  23. The steering wheel should be held with a firm yet __________ grip.~remove the foot from the accelerator, maintain steering input but do not apply brakes, and if necessary , steer the car to a safe place and stop.