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  • The driver in front of the officer's vehicle should

    see his or her car in both the rear and side mirrors.

    An officer __________ weigh the risks to himself or herself and the public against the benefits of apprehending a violator after a pursuit.


    According to F.S. s. __________, an authorized emergency vehicle refers to: vehicles of the fire department (fire patrol), police vehicles, and such ambulances and emergency vehicles of municipal departments, public service corporations operated by private corporations, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Health, and the Department of Transportation as are designated or authorized by their respective department or the chief of police of an incorporated city or any sheriff of any of the various counties.


    An officer should always offset his or her vehicle to the __________ of the available roadway but within his or her lane.


    When driving in emergency mode, officers should remember to

    always control their vehicles by using proper steering, braking, and accelerating techniques.

    An officer should always keep in contact with

    the dispatcher and other responding units when driving in emergency mode.

    Any authorized emergency vehicle, when en route to meet an existing emergency, shall warn all other vehicular traffic along the emergency route by an audible signal, siren, exhaust whistle, or other adequate device or by a visible signal by the use of displayed blue or red lights. While en route to such emergency, the emergency vehicle shall otherwise proceed in a manner consistent with the laws regulating vehicular traffic upon the highway of this state.

    F.S.s 316.126(3)

    If an officer follows a vehicle too closely, the driver may not

    see the officer's lights in the rearview mirror.

    __________ 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 apprehension.


    A driver operating in emergency mode may do the following: park or stand, irrespective of the provisions of this chapter, proceed past a red or stop signal, or stop sign but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation, exceed the maximum speed limits so long as the driver does not endanger life or property, disregard regulations governing direction or movement or turning in specified directions so long as the driver does not endanger life or property.

    F.S.s 316.072(5)(b)

    When driving in emergency mode, any decision to use lights should be based on

    factors associated with the response, not on extraneous factors such as concerns about working citizens during the night hours, inconvenience to traffic, etc.

    An officer's decision to initiate a pursuit is contingent upon the officer's knowledge of

    agency policy and Florida Statues, as well as current conditions and circumstances.

    Officers must revert to specific __________ relating to emergency mode operation.

    agency policy.

    __________ effects (that are possible for a driver in emergency mode) include tunnel vision, selective hearing, increased heart rate, time distortion, and loss of spatial awareness or fine motor skills.


    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 500 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.

    F.S.s 316.271(6)

    Officers must approach intersections correctly, yielding or stopping when the situation warrants to

    ensure that they adhere to due regard for the safety of others when requesting right of way.

    __________ effects are the measured changes to normal body functions (and can effect a driver in emergency mode).


    The provisions (for a driver operating in emergency mode) do not relieve the law enforcement driver of a vehicle specified in paragraph F.S. s. 316.072(5)(a)1 and 4(c) from the duty to

    drive with due regard for safety of all persons, nor do they protect the driver from the consequences of his or her reckless disregard for the safety of others.

    The __________ stress of an emergency call may cause the officer to exceed his or her ability or his or her vehicle's ability trying to catch the offender at any cost or get there before anyone else.


    Upon immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle, while en route to meet an existing emergency, the driver of every other vehicle shall, when such emergency vehicle is giving audible signals by siren, exhaust whistle, or other adequate device, or visible signals by the use of displayed blue or red lights, yield the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle and shall immediately proceed to a position parallel to, and as close as reasonable to the closest edge of the curb of the roadway, clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed unless otherwise directed by any law enforcement officer

    F.S.s 316.126(1)

    The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call, when in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law, or when responding to a fire alarm, but not upon returning from a fire...may exercise the privileges set forth in this section, but subject to the conditions herein stated.

    F.S.s 316.072(5)(a)1

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