Introduction To Basic Traffic Radar Theory

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Introduction To Basic Traffic Radar Theory - Quiz

Written test for the academic portion of the RADAR certication course.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Approximately how many reported crashes occurred in 2004?
    • A. 

      6.1 billion

    • B. 

      6.1 million

    • C. 

      6.2 million

    • D. 

      5.6 million

  • 2. 
    When speed increases from ________, the energy released in a crash more than doubles.
    • A. 

      30 MPH to 50 MPH

    • B. 

      40 MPH to 50 MPH

    • C. 

      40 MPH to 60 MPH

    • D. 

      50 MPH to 60 MPH

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 3. 
    How many drivers will get a speeding ticket this year?
    • A. 

      One in every 5

    • B. 

      One in every 6

    • C. 

      Two in every 5

    • D. 

      Two in every 6

  • 4. 
     Based on the slide presentation, which state was not listed in the top 10 states notorious for writing traffic tickets?
    • A. 

      Georgia

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      North Carolina

    • D. 

      South Carolina

    • E. 

      Massachusetts

  • 5. 
    What section of the U.S. Code do VA Police Officers receive their authority?
    • A. 

      Title 30 U.S.C. sections 901 & 902

    • B. 

      Title 38 U.S.C. sections 901 & 902

    • C. 

      Title 38 U.S.C. sections 911 & 912

    • D. 

      Title 30 U.S.C. sections 801 & 802

  • 6. 
     VA regulations 38 C.F.R. _______ dictates the Schedule of Offenses and Penalties enforced on VA property.
    • A. 

      §1218(b)

    • B. 

      §1.208(b)

    • C. 

      §1.218(a)

    • D. 

      §1.218(b)

  • 7. 
     What sub-section is speeding found on the Schedule of Offenses and Penalties?
    • A. 

      Section (32)

    • B. 

      Section (33)

    • C. 

      Section (34)

    • D. 

      Section (35)

  • 8. 
     On the ‘Offense Description’ portion of the UDSC, what information pertaining to the RADAR Unit needs to appear in the left side of the block?
    • A. 

      Location of the violation

    • B. 

      "Exceeding Posted Speed Limits" statement

    • C. 

      IOCD, Make, Model and Serial Number of the RADAR

    • D. 

      RADAR operator's certification number

  • 9. 
    What form should be used if issuing a written warning for a violation?
    • A. 

      VA Form 6160 Courtesy Warning Notice

    • B. 

      VA Form 6160 Courtesy Violation Notice

    • C. 

      VA Form 6150 Courtesy Warning Notice

    • D. 

      MVP 512 Written Warning Notice

  • 10. 
     According to the NHTSA, what persentage of all motorcycle deaths were contributed to speeding in 2002?
    • A. 

      35 Percent

    • B. 

      36 Percent

    • C. 

      38 Percent

    • D. 

      39 Percent

  • 11. 
     What year did Christian Doppler first come up the theory that the frequency of sound waves change in relationship to movement?
    • A. 

      1832

    • B. 

      1839

    • C. 

      1842

    • D. 

      1849

  • 12. 
    Radio waves travel at 186,000 miles per second (mps).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
     When the observer moves with the same velocity towards or away from the stationary source, this type of effect is referred to as ___________.
  • 14. 
     RADAR technology is based on the laws of physics and was first developed shortly before World War II by what country?
    • A. 

      Belgium

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Britain

    • D. 

      United States

  • 15. 
     When the source of sound moves towards or away from an observer causing an apparent shift in frequency, this type of effect is referred to as __________.
  • 16. 
     There is no Doppler effect when the source or listener is at the center of a circle while the other is moving around the circle at a ___________ speed.
  • 17. 
    The term "RADAR" is an acronym that stands for ___________.
  • 18. 
    Frequency refers to the number of _________ sent out in one second.
    • A. 

      Doppler's

    • B. 

      Hertz (Hz)

    • C. 

      Waves

    • D. 

      Signals

  • 19. 
    A frequency often times is referred to as a _________.
    • A. 

      Signal

    • B. 

      Wave

    • C. 

      Hertz (Hz)

    • D. 

      Valley

  • 20. 
    A traffic RADAR beam can transmit how many waves per second?
    • A. 

      36 billion

    • B. 

      46 billion

    • C. 

      46 million

    • D. 

      38 million

  • 21. 
    The distance from the beginning of a peak to the bottom of a valley is one_________.
  • 22. 
    A RADAR signal will go on for ever unless it is_________, ________ or _________.
  • 23. 
    What is the range of a RADAR unit when operated in the stationary mode?
    • A. 

      6000 feet

    • B. 

      600 yards

    • C. 

      10000 feet

    • D. 

      1000 yards

  • 24. 
    At what frequency does a K-Band RADAR operate?
    • A. 

      10.525 GHz

    • B. 

      24.15 GHz

    • C. 

      33.4 to 36 GHz

  • 25. 
     The court case that ruled that the radar device was not proved to be accurate since no external test had been performed before or after the arrest.
    • A. 

      Kentucky v. Honeycutt

    • B. 

      People of New York v. Perlman

    • C. 

      State of Wisconsin v. Hanson

    • D. 

      State of Minnesota v. Gerdes

    • E. 

      State of Delaware v. Edwards

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