BRC 104 - Traffic Stops Part 1 (346-377)

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This quiz encompasses all material from page 346 (TRAFFIC LAW) to page 376 (IDENTIFYING A HIGH RISK STOP). It is 50 questions. 80% is a passing score. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A ______ is the lawful, temprorary detendtion of an individual in a vehicle by a law enforcement officer.
    • A. 

      Traffic Law

    • B. 

      Traffic Stop

    • C. 

      High-Rish Stop

    • D. 

      Stop and Frisk

  • 2. 
    The _______ decriminalizes most traffic violations.
    • A. 

      Florida Uniform Disposition of Traffic Infractions Act

    • B. 

      Florida Traffic Citation Decriminalization Act

    • C. 

      Florida Traffic Act

    • D. 

      Florida Disposition of Traffic Crimes Act

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a criminal traffic violation?
    • A. 

      Leaving the Scene of a Crash

    • B. 

      Reckless Driving

    • C. 

      Unlawful Speed

    • D. 

      Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

  • 4. 
    An infraction is known as a.......
    • A. 

      Criminal Violation

    • B. 

      Civil Violation

    • C. 

      Non-criminal Violation

    • D. 

      Punitive Violation

  • 5. 
    An infraction is classified as ________ or _________.
    • A. 

      Misdemeanor/Felony

    • B. 

      Felony/Misdemeanor

    • C. 

      Criminal/Noncriminal

    • D. 

      Moving/Non-moving

  • 6. 
    The main difference between a moving violation and a non-moving violation is that....
    • A. 

      A moving violation is a criminal offense, whereas a non-moving violation is a noncriminal offense

    • B. 

      A moving violation could result in a crash, whereas a non-moving violation will usually not cause a crash

    • C. 

      Nonmoving violations are generally over $100

    • D. 

      Moving violations are generally less expensive

  • 7. 
    Chapter ____, Florida Statutes, deals with Motor Vehicle Licenses and Registration
    • A. 

      316

    • B. 

      320

    • C. 

      322

    • D. 

      346

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a non-moving violation?
    • A. 

      Careless Driving

    • B. 

      Stop Sign Violation

    • C. 

      Child Restraint Requirements

    • D. 

      Safety Belt Violation

  • 9. 
    There are 4 current versions of the Florida Driver License. A license with a yellow color header is a......
    • A. 

      A Class E Driver License

    • B. 

      A Class E Learner License

    • C. 

      A Class A Driver License

    • D. 

      An Identification Card

  • 10. 
    Licenses that have a blue color header belong to classes.....
    • A. 

      A,B,C,D,E

    • B. 

      A,D,E

    • C. 

      D,E

    • D. 

      A,B,C

  • 11. 
    A license that belongs to somebody under 21 years of age....
    • A. 

      Must have a red color header

    • B. 

      Must be formatted vertically

    • C. 

      Must be formatted horizontally

    • D. 

      Must have a blue color header

  • 12. 
    A _____ is a special authorization printed on a Florida Driver License permitting a driver to drive certain types of vehicles or to transport certain types of property or a certain number of passengers.
    • A. 

      License

    • B. 

      Restriction

    • C. 

      Informational Alert

    • D. 

      Endorsement

  • 13. 
    A _____ is a limitation placed on a driver.
    • A. 

      License

    • B. 

      Restriction

    • C. 

      Informational Alert

    • D. 

      Endorsement

  • 14. 
    Persons who are able to drive straight trucks weighing 26,001 LBS or more possess a....
    • A. 

      Class A license

    • B. 

      Class B license

    • C. 

      Class C license

    • D. 

      Class D license

    • E. 

      Class E license

  • 15. 
    A person who has a _______ license is permitted to transport hazardous materials or drive vehicles capable of carrying 15+ passengers with a GVWR of 26,000 LBS or less.
    • A. 

      Class A

    • B. 

      Class B

    • C. 

      Class C

    • D. 

      Class D

    • E. 

      Class E

  • 16. 
    _____ is the unequal treatment of any person
    • A. 

      Predjudicing

    • B. 

      Naziism

    • C. 

      Shovenism

    • D. 

      Discriminatory profiling

  • 17. 
    If an officer willfully subjects any person to the deprivation of any rights, and in that process, the person suffers bodily harm, the officer can be punished with...
    • A. 

      700 hours of community service

    • B. 

      Up to 1 year imprisonment

    • C. 

      Up to 10 years imprisonment

    • D. 

      Life imprisonment

  • 18. 
    Which Amendment guarantees every perso nwithin the US equal protection under the law.
    • A. 

      11th

    • B. 

      13th

    • C. 

      14th

    • D. 

      21st

  • 19. 
    Which Supreme Court case states that no State can limit a person's Constitutional right?
    • A. 

      Mapp v Ohio

    • B. 

      Graham v Connor

    • C. 

      Tennessee v Garner

    • D. 

      Plessey v Ferguson

  • 20. 
    ____ is a less numerous segment of a population that differs from the majority in some characteristics and is often subjected to differential treatment.
    • A. 

      Majority

    • B. 

      Minority

    • C. 

      Indifference

    • D. 

      Sector

  • 21. 
    Which of the following can diffuse tension at a traffic stop?
    • A. 

      Greeting the driver politely

    • B. 

      Maintaining a pleasant expression

    • C. 

      Allowing the driver to vent

    • D. 

      All of these can diffuse tension at a traffic stop

  • 22. 
    When does a traffic stop begin?
    • A. 

      When the officer turns on his/her lights and siren

    • B. 

      When the officer observes an event that justifies a stop

    • C. 

      When the officer gets out his/her ticket book

    • D. 

      When the officer begins communication with the driver

  • 23. 
    There are 3 factors when determining whether or not to stop a vehicle. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
    • A. 

      Necessity to stop the vehicle

    • B. 

      Prudency to stop the vehicle

    • C. 

      Safety of stopping the vehicle

    • D. 

      Demeanor of the driver of the vehicle

  • 24. 
    Officer-driver interaction begins.....
    • A. 

      When the officer signals the driver to stop

    • B. 

      When the officer initiates traffic stop conversation

    • C. 

      When the officer steps out of his or her patrol vehicle

    • D. 

      When the driver begins to produce his/her information

  • 25. 
    ______ is the general speed and direction of vehicle or pedestrian movement.
    • A. 

      Traffic speed

    • B. 

      Traffic contour

    • C. 

      Traffic direction

    • D. 

      Traffic flow

  • 26. 
    The first step in initiating a traffic stop is....
    • A. 

      Greet the violator

    • B. 

      Catching up to the violator and picking a safe place for the stop

    • C. 

      The act of pulling the violator over

    • D. 

      Activating the emergency equipment

  • 27. 
    The second step in initiating a traffic stop is....
    • A. 

      Pulling the vehicle over

    • B. 

      Making contact with the driver

    • C. 

      Notifying dispatch

    • D. 

      Issuing a citation

  • 28. 
    The 3 main components of "LTD" are.....
    • A. 

      Location, Tag, Description

    • B. 

      Location, Traveling and Direction

    • C. 

      Location, Temperament of Driver

    • D. 

      Location, Traveling Direction, Description

  • 29. 
    Which of the following is NOT a major consideration when picking a safe location for a traffic stop?
    • A. 

      Lighting

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Presence of Hills/Curves

    • D. 

      Visible demeanor of the driver

    • E. 

      Level of visibility

  • 30. 
    The most common way to "communicate the stop to the violator" is to...
    • A. 

      Verbally address them by shouting from your window

    • B. 

      Activate any emergency equipment necessary to effect the stop

    • C. 

      Broadcast the traffic stop over public radio

    • D. 

      Point from your car to the driver and make hand signals instructing them to pull over

  • 31. 
    _____ are alternating flashes of the vehicle lights, strobe, flashers, and other lights.
    • A. 

      High beams

    • B. 

      Light capacitators

    • C. 

      Takedown lights

    • D. 

      Wig Wags

  • 32. 
    The main purposes of takedown lights is to....1. Prevent the operator from seeing into the patrol vehicle2. _______________
    • A. 

      Illuminate the vehicle's interior

    • B. 

      Alert oncoming traffic

    • C. 

      Signal "rubber-neckers" to keep driving

    • D. 

      Alert back-up of the position of the patrol vehicle

  • 33. 
    On a traffic stop, the minimum distance between the officer's vehicle and the violator's vehicle should be ___________
    • A. 

      3-4 car lengths

    • B. 

      2-3 car lengths

    • C. 

      1.5-2 car lengths

    • D. 

      0-1 car length

  • 34. 
    A traffic stop occurs on the left side of the roadway. Which of the following is the proper position for an officer's vehicle?
    • A. 

      Nose of the vehicle angled to the left with wheels turned to the left

    • B. 

      Nose of the vehicle angled to the left with wheels turned to the right

    • C. 

      Nose of the vehicle angled to the right with wheels turned to the left

    • D. 

      Nose of the vehicle angled to the right with wheels turned to the right

  • 35. 
    When conducting a traffic stop with 2 officers, the secondary officer......
    • A. 

      Should remain in the patrol car and observe the stop

    • B. 

      Should exit the patrol vehicle and stand behind the primary officer on the violator's driver's side

    • C. 

      Should exit the patrol vehicle and approach the violator's vehicle from the passenger side

    • D. 

      Should call for backup

  • 36. 
    Calling the violator back to the patrol car is known as the _______
    • A. 

      No approach tactic

    • B. 

      Violator approach tactic

    • C. 

      Violation of agency policy tactic

    • D. 

      Reese's tactic

  • 37. 
    A ____ ignition is where the plastic piece under the steering column is broken, exposing ignition wires used to start the car.
    • A. 

      Broken

    • B. 

      Stolen

    • C. 

      Splatted

    • D. 

      Split

  • 38. 
    The first thing an officer should do when interviewing the violator is........
    • A. 

      Identify the reason for the stop

    • B. 

      Identify him/herself as a law enforcement officer

    • C. 

      Write the citation

    • D. 

      Shine his/her light in the violator's eyes to prevent the violator from seeing the officer

  • 39. 
    True or False: It is Florida law to have your driver's license on your person while operating a motor vehicle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    The Florida Uniform Traffic Citation is comprised of ____ parts.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 41. 
    The first part (WHITE) is........
    • A. 

      Retained by the court

    • B. 

      Retained by DHSMV

    • C. 

      Retained by the violator

    • D. 

      Retained by the officer

  • 42. 
    The 2nd part (BLUE) is....
    • A. 

      Retained by the violator

    • B. 

      Retained by DHSMV

    • C. 

      Retained by the court

    • D. 

      Retained by the officer

  • 43. 
    The 4th part (PINK) is.......
    • A. 

      Retained by the violator

    • B. 

      Retained by DHSMV

    • C. 

      Retained by the court

    • D. 

      Retained by the officer

  • 44. 
    In regards to a Uniform Traffic Citation, if the violator does not have a license, which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      The violation is a 3rd degree felony

    • B. 

      The violator's hand print is required on the citation

    • C. 

      The violator's left thumb print is required on the citation

    • D. 

      The violator's right thumb print is required on the citation

  • 45. 
    If the violator signs with an "X", the officer should.....
    • A. 

      Take the violator to jail for a refusal to sign

    • B. 

      Sign his/her name witnessing the violator's "signature"

    • C. 

      Call for backup

    • D. 

      Demand the violator come up with a new signature

  • 46. 
    True or False: Signing a Uniform Traffic Citation is not an admission of guilt
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    When a violator refuses to sign a Uniform Traffic Citation....
    • A. 

      The officer should ask the violator to sign the citation, and if he/she doesn't, they will go to jail

    • B. 

      The officer should let the violator go

    • C. 

      The officer will call for backup

    • D. 

      The officer should change from "unknown risk traffic stop" to "high risk traffic stop" mode

  • 48. 
    True or False: A regular Uniform Traffic Citation can be issued if the violator's BAC is below .08
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    If an officer is alone and is faced with a potential "high risk traffic stop", what should the officer do?
    • A. 

      Stop the vehicle, draw his/her weapon, and wait for backup

    • B. 

      Use the PA system to instruct the violator to pull over in a well-lit area

    • C. 

      Use the PA system to instruct the violator to continue driving.

    • D. 

      Wait for backup officers, and after all officers are ready, initiate the high risk stop

  • 50. 
    If an officer arrests a violator on an unknown risk traffic stop, who should be called?
    • A. 

      Shift Supervisor

    • B. 

      Backup

    • C. 

      Shift Sergeant

    • D. 

      Commanding Lieutenant