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  • If an officer detects an unusual odor that is not readily identifiable as smoke, gasoline, or propane, he or she should __________ the area and call for additional resources to investigate.

    driver away from.

    Environmental and __________conditions, alertness, and aging are factors that affect vision.


    Officers should be aware that a fire can start if the patrol vehicle is left running while parked over a __________ for an extended period of time.

    grassy area.

    __________ is the ability to judge distance and perceive space to determine how far away an object is.

    depth perception.

    What are some frequently encountered or predictable road hazards? Choose all that apply.

    ~pedestrians crossing streets at unlikely points.
    ~ drivers striking large animals.

    To improve __________ of his or her surroundings, officers can make adjustments to their meal times and lifestyle, such as eating smaller meals frequently throughout the shift and getting sufficient rest and sleep before a shift.


    Temporary factors that weaken a driver's observation skills can

    result in inattention, loss of control, and even crashes.

    All officers should have optimum vision before

    operating their police vehicles and have any nearsightedness or farsightedness corrected.

    If an officer detects an unusual odor while operating a vehicle, he or she should

    determine whether the odor is coming from the patrol vehicle or from an outside source.

    If an officer feels the steering wheel pulling in one direction, the patrol vehicle may have a(n) __________ problem.


    Officers should drive __________ so they can observe and respond appropriately to the environment.

    at or below the posted speed limit.

    What temporary factors may impact an officer's observation skills? Choose all that apply.

    ~frequent shift changes.

    __________ can help an officer detect problems that can affect vehicle operation and control.


    __________ is the ability to distinguish colors.

    color vision.

    Driving with the window down helps alert the officer to

    other emergency vehicles(fire trucks, rescue vehicles, and police or other emergency vehicles responding to the same scene).

    An officer who approaches a vehicle with heavily tinted windows faces a

    safety hazard.

    When an officer is driving and senses something unusual, he or she should determine whether it is a safety concern by applying the brake pedal to verify that the brakes work, checking the __________, and looking for smoke or signs of an engine fire.


    __________ is the ability to see clearly in darkness.

    night vision.

    Several sources can make the source of a __________ difficult to find, whether the driver's windows are open or closed, if there are surrounding buildings, etc.


    An officer can drive with the driver's side window down so

    he or she can hear and see hazardous situations.

    __________ is the ability to see above, below, and to the sides.

    peripheral vision.

    __________ lets officers locate the source of sounds that may indicate a problem with a vehicle, suspicious incident, or a crime.


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