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  • The __________ brakes, which handle a great amount of weight transfer while driving in reverse, are not as efficient as the __________ brakes. Therefore, the ability to stop when braking is significantly lowered.

    rear/front.

    Accelerating too much on a turn or a slick surface causes a power __________.

    slide

    High speed increases stopping distance and

    decreases reaction time.

    Driving in reverse requires __________ steering input to produce a larger change in direction.

    less

    In a slide, the wheels __________ the vehicle's movement.

    do not control.

    Select ALL of the TRUE statements that apply to recovering from a vehicle skid or slide (and to also avoid a secondary skid or slide).

    ~ user counter steering.
    ~ the only way to recover is to regain traction.

    When driving in reverse, large or quick steering movements may

    cause uncontrolled oscillation.

    __________ remain(s) the same whether driving during the day or night. However, lack of light increases the time required to initially observe a hazard.

    reaction time.

    With a power slide, the wheels are .

    not locked, but the driver has lost traction

    What techniques can officers use to improve their vision while driving at night (and react properly to oncoming vehicular traffic)? Select all that apply.

    ~ looking off to the shoulder of the roadway to protect night vision while using the white line at the edge of the road for guidance.

    In reverse, a vehicle should be driven slowly to compensate for a(n) __________ in weight transfer and a(n) __________ in the driver's field of vision.

    increase/decrease.

    Proper braking is

    an important element of negotiating a turn.

    The majority of law enforcement vehicle crashes are

    a result of backing into a fixed object.

    Many crashes occur when

    drivers are backing up.

    According to F.S. s. 316.237, vehicle headlights reveal a person __________ feet away with the high beams and a distance of __________ feet with the low beams.

    450 and 150

    Because some vehicles have limited visibility to the rear, officers should

    utilize side mirrors or installed backup cameras as necessary.

    Cornering requires entering an intersection safely and properly at normal driving speeds and making a __________-degree turn to the right or left.

    90

    most common night driving error is to __________ the distance the vehicle's headlights project.

    overdrive

    Steering input with __________ speed keeps a vehicle from going in a straight line.

    inappropriate

    __________ is turning a vehicle's front tires in the desired direction to regain traction.

    counter steering.

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