FR 6 Traffic

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  1. A procedure wherein members systematically stop vehicles to determine if the vehicles and their drivers are in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth is known as.
    Traffic Safety Checkpoint.
  2. True or False - Checkpoints may be used as a subterfuge for gathering information from any one person or vehicle preselected for investigation or examination.
  3. Under no condition shall a sobriety checkpoint consist of less than ___ members.
  4. It is recommended that a minimum of ___ members be assigned for a one-direction stop, in addition to the supervisor. (pg.4)
    • 5
    • Note: 8 members, plus a supervisor for both directions
  5. When conditions permit, all vehicles approaching the checkpoint shall be stopped; however, any articulable, systematic, predetermined method for stopping vehicles may be utilized, e.g., stopping every fifth vehicle. True/False
  6. _________ shall ensure the DUI trailers and equipment are maintained in good condition and that equipment is repaired or replaced, as needed, utilizing Troop advancement funds.
    Troop Commanders
  7. No physical search of the driver, occupants, or interior of the vehicle shall occur at the initial stop without probable cause. True/False
  8. To alert motorists, at least two signs, approximately _______ feet apart, shall be posted prior to the checkpoint; the first sign motorists encounter shall be posted at least four hundred feet prior to the checkpoint. If traffic is being stopped in two directions, signs shall be placed at both ends of the checkpoint. To minimize motorist confusion, the erection of signs shall be the last step in setting up the checkpoint.
    Two Hundred
  9. The equipment to be used by the assigned members shall be issued at the briefing. The supervisor shall direct and coordinate the deployment and security of the checkpoint. A prearranged signal shall be initiated if emergency clearing of the roadway by members becomes necessary, e.g., whistle, horn. True/False
  10. Copies of the News Release, listing the Media Sources to which the information was released and newspaper clippings/articles shall be retained for a period of ___ years to document that advance notice was provided.
    • 2
    • Note: Attached the above articles to the station copy of the Traffic Safety Checkpoint Report.
  11. Publicity: Patrol Section/Station Commanders shall ensure advance notice to the media of an impending sobriety checkpoint is required; including, exact locations, dates, and times of sobriety checkpoints. True/False
  12. Operational Requirements: ________ shall select the location, date, and hours for regulatory checkpoints. The selection criteria shall be documented in the Remarks Section of the Traffic Safety Checkpoint Report. Copies of any relevant information/data shall be attached to the Troop Headquarters copy.
    Patrol Section/Station Commanders
  13. A minimum of ____ members shall be assigned to the regulatory checkpoint, in addition to the supervisor.
  14. Prior to the pre-deployment briefing, Patrol Section/Station Commanders shall provide the supervisor with the following information.
    • The location of the site(s) and alternate site(s).
    • The articulable, systematic, predetermined method to be used for stopping vehicles.
    • Other pertinent information.
  15. All crash reports shall be submitted by the completion of the investigating member’s next regularly scheduled shift. True/False
  16. If it is determined that a crash was entered into Tracs and later it was determined that is wasn’t a crash (e.g., legal intervention or deliberate intent, suicide, etc.), members shall submit form SP 3-201, through channels to the Director , Bureau of Patrol, requesting deletion of the crash report. True/False
  17. Fatal Crash: a reportable crash which includes the death of any involved person, within ___ days of the date of the crash and the death occurred as a direct result of the crash.
  18. Photographs and all other attachments related to crash investigations shall be retained in a separate file, and destroyed ___ years from the date of the completion of the investigation.

    Note: Attachments shall not be forwarded to DHQ
  19. When personnel receive notice of a crash occurring on a highway which involves only a non-motorized vehicle and results in injury and/or property damage, a response is not required. True/False
  20. True
    Note: However, if PSP is requested to respond, we shall send a member to investigate and complete a Non-Reportable Crash within Tracs.
  21. A CARS member reconstructs a fatal crash. What type of report does he/she submit to report the results of the reconstruction?
    General Investigation Report
  22. Crashes involving only non-motorized vehicles occurring on a highway of traffic way, and resulting in death shall be reported on a Non-Traffic Death Investigation Report. True/False
  23. How often shall an unsolved hit and run crash involving a death be supplemented?
  24. Members shall endeavor to have the driver’s license or identification card of a person killed of severely injured in a crash accompany the individual to the medical facility to which the individual is transported. True/False
  25. A snow mobile or ATV crash occurs on private property and results in serious injury. What type of report is utilized to report the crash?
    • Assignment Report
    • Note: a copy of the assignment report shall be mailed to DCNR.
  26. Who thoroughly reviews fatal crash for first line approval?
    Reviewing supervisor
  27. Who has final approval for fatal crash?
    Troop Patrol Section Commander
  28. A Municipal Police Department is involved in a minor non-reportable crash and they request PSP to do an investigation. What type of crash report should be completed?
    Non-Reportable Crash Full Investigation
  29. According to State Police Policy which type of crash shall be reconstructed?
    • A serious crash involving a HAZ MAT spill resulting in evacuation
    • A crash where Operator of Unit #2 has an arm severed.
  30. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shall be notified of any crash involving.
    5 or more fatalities
  31. TRUE / FALSE. A head on collision involving a school bus (unit#2) where 2 students are killed and the driver of unit#1 is also killed requires notification of the NTSB.
    • The NTSB only needs to be notified if 3 occupants on the bus are killed.
    • False
  32. A Fatal Crash System Entry is required to be made after each fatal crash.
    within 24 hours
  33. A trooper involved in a Department vehicle crash while driving out of state shall do the following.
    • immediately notify the local police authority
    • notify there Troop commander as soon as possible
  34. Members involved in their first “preventable” crash shall.
    view “Driving is a skill” video and be prepared to discuss it’s contents
  35. Members involved in 3 “preventable” crashes in a 5 year period shall.
    Attend the Departments 5 day driver refresher course.
  36. Who may investigate a reportable crash involving a Troop Commander?
  37. Any NCO can be assigned the investigation
  38. The Department shall disclose all information on the police crash report/supplemental police crash report, except for.
    • photographs
    • crash reconstructions reported on a General Investigation Report
  39. Appended documents and photographs, including crash reconstructions reported on a General Investigation Report, shall not accompany requested copies of reports unless.
    at the direction of a subpoena served in accordance with department regulations
  40. True/False At the investigating Station, personnel shall ensure police crash reports are available for review by parties authorized by the Vehicle Code. Authorized parties may hand copy, photograph, or photocopy police crash reports without fee, provided they use their own equipment.
  41. Handling: Radar units must be handled with care to prevent malfunction due to abuse. At maintenance or calibration intervals, dents or damage to the antenna or readout unit shall be reported to the __________ for corrective action.
    Testing Station
  42. Under no circumstances shall field personnel attempt to adjust or repair a radar unit except that the ___________ may replace fuses and lighter plugs as necessary.
    Trooper Communications Specialist
  43. When operating radar on a highway where the posted speed limit decreases (for example: 55 MPH speed limit reduces to a 35 MPH speed limit), radar shall not be set up within ______ from the first sign indicating the beginning of the reduced speed zone.
    1 mile
  44. Pursuit driving is not permitted with the radar antenna mounted on the outside of the vehicle. True/False
  45. The radar unit shall be tested at the beginning and end of each _________.
    Period of radar operation
  46. True or False. Excess of Legal Speed: Prosecution should be instituted when the recorded speed is in excess of the legal speed limit, subject to the limitations provided by statute.
  47. True or False. Detaining Violators: Violators may be detained in groups in order to convey a group to the office of a district justice.
  48. True or False. Court Preparation and Testimony: The prosecutor is responsible for the preparation of radar cases to be introduced in court and shall ensure that the Certificate of Accuracy is presented during testimony. Device and Testing Stations may be cited as being approved by The Department pursuant to publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin
  49. The Drone Radar:
    • alerts drivers with radar detectors to check their speed
    • is permanently mounted in select unmarked vehicles
    • is automatically activated upon vehicle ignition
  50. Members should only become involved in other police agency pursuits when requested to do so by that agency, and then, if practical, with the approval of a supervisor and before doing such, members shall immediately attempt to ascertain the seriousness of the offense(s) believed to have been perpetrated, and the threat of harm posed to the public if the fleeing suspect(s) is allowed to escape. True/False
  51. Members shall be limited to a secondary unit or support role when assisting other police agencies in pursuits, unless specifically requested to perform the primary unit responsibility by the initiating agency, and only when the seriousness of the offense(s) believed to have been perpetrated has been ascertained. True/False
  52. The pursuing member shall immediately notify Communications-Desk Unit/Consolidated Dispatch Center (CDC) personnel when it is likely a pursuit will continue into a neighboring jurisdiction or across the state line. True/False
  53. If the pursuit continues into another state and the appropriate agency from that state has joined the pursuit, the pursuing member(s) shall reduce their role to that of a secondary unit or a support role, as conditions permit. True/False
  54. The decision to initiate and or terminate a pursuit must be based on the pursuing member's conclusion that the immediate danger to the public as a result of the pursuit is less than the immediate or potential danger to the public, should the fleeing suspect remain at large. True/False
  55. Police "caravans" shall be avoided, as they increase the risk of serious crashes and contribute little to the apprehension of the violator. Active pursuits normally should not consist of more than two units. Members not directly involved in the pursuit may position themselves at strategic locations along the anticipated route in order to be available, if necessary. True/False
  56. Under what circumstances shall pursuits be terminated?
    • The danger posed by continued pursuit to the public is greater than the value of Apprehending the suspect.
    • The suspect(s) can be identified for later apprehension
    • The seriousness of the offender’s violation fails to warrant continuation of the Pursuit.
    • Members are directed to terminate by a supervisor or primary unit.
  57. The responsibilities of the Primary Unit Operator during a pursuit are to immediately notify the nearest Station or CDC. What information does not need to be provided?
    Current weather conditions
  58. Upon joining the pursuit, the secondary unit shall IMMEDIATELY notify their Station/CDC or what?
    That a second unit has joined in the pursuit
  59. During a pursuit, a Supervisor from the nearest station shall?
    • Monitor the pursuit and continuously assess the situation
    • Direct pursuit unit(s) or air support
    • Notify and coordinate actions with other Stations and Agencies
    • Approve or disapprove of pursuing unit(s) to leave jurisdiction
  60. TRUE or FALSE: Hollow spike strips may also be used to stop motorcycles, mopeds, or other two wheeled vehicles.
  61. During the course of vehicular pursuit, when all reasonable means to stop a fleeing vehicle have been considered and/ or attempted, and there is reason to believe the continued movement of the pursued vehicle would place others in imminent danger or serious bodily injury or death, members may use __________ to terminate the pursuit.
    Legal Intervention
  62. Ramming shall constitute use of deadly force and shall only be used to effect the lawful arrest of a person(s) when both of the following conditions have been met.
    an imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury/ reasonable means of apprehension has been considered or exhausted.
  63. Which of the answers that are an example of legal intervention.
    • Induced Stops
    • Channeling
    • Roadblocks
    • Ramming
  64. The PIT maneuver should be utilized only when the danger from the continued pursuit outweighs the risk associated with using the maneuver to end the pursuit. The following considerations should be taken in to account.
    • Condition of the road
    • Visibility
    • Traffic/Pedestrians
    • Occupants of the Vehicle
  65. Generally, a PIT maneuver executed under favorable conditions at speeds not exceeding ________ will cause a controlled and predictable spin of the fleeing vehicle resulting in a safe termination of the pursuit.
    60 mph
  66. The following factors should be considered, at a minimum, when the potential for a roadblock.
    • The danger to others if the fleeing individual escapes.
    • The seriousness of the offense
    • Availability of personnel
    • Road, weather
  67. Roadblocks shall be established only at locations where the operators of approaching vehicles and the suspect can clearly see the roadblock. True/False
  68. Private citizens, private property, or privately owned equipment shall not be utilized to effect a roadblock. True/False
  69. TRUE OR FALSE: A “TCI” (Technical Collision Investigator) can review reports prepared by Troop CARS for technical accuracy.
  70. The Department has determined that the following types of crashes shall be reconstructed, analyzed, and/or mapped in accordance with this regulation
    • Any vehicle crash resulting in a fatality, which has not been reconstructed, shall be analyzed.
    • A hazardous material spill that results in an evacuation shall be either reconstructed or analyzed, and may be mapped.
    • A vehicle crash involving a school bus that results in serious bodily injury or death of a school bus passenger shall be reconstructed/ mapped.
  71. Which of the following positions requires the member to achieve and maintain accredited status?
  72. Which of the following can perform forensic mapping of serious incident scenes, as requested?
  73. True or False: It is the responsibility of the Primary Investigator to secure the crash scene to ensure the entire scene is protected from contamination by authorized or unauthorized persons
  74. TRUE OR FALSE: When a Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Specialist (CARS) completes a report, the report shall be prepared in original and one copy?
  75. When an outside agency request CARS, a General Investigation Report is completed. The original GI report shall.
    Delivered to that agency
  76. At traffic crash and other incident scenes requiring the direction and control of traffic, members shall:
    • When encountered on patrol, immediately inform Communications-Desk Unit personnel of the location
    • When appropriate, request the assignment of additional patrols or the assistance of non-Department personnel
    • At all times, when visible while directing traffic or on the roadway controlling traffic, wear the issued high-visibility safety vest as the outermost garment.
    • When applicable, request that Communications-Desk Unit personnel make appropriate notifications, as per the requirements of the AR Telephone Reference and other relevant Department regulations
  77. TRUE OR FALSE: When CARS is utilized by PSP member, the CARS shall prepare and submit a TraCS Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Police Crash Report Supplemental Narrative to the primary investigators report, containing only a summary of the conclusions
  78. When manual direction and control of traffic is required at a traffic crash or other incident scene, members shall.
    • Perform such activity in a manner which ensures the free, safe, and efficient movement of traffic and pedestrians.
    • When possible, assume a position in the center of an intersection that will provide maximum visibility of the member to all traffic and pedestrians
    • Visualize an "escape route" to avoid being struck by any vehicle
    • Avoid giving inappropriate, unnecessary, or confusing hand signals and gestures
  79. Whenever possible, uniform hand signals and gestures may be utilized for all of the following except:
  80. When a Declaration of Disaster Emergency is declared by _____________, members shall be guided by OM 7-1, Emergencies and Unusual Occurrences, Chapter 10.
    • The Governor
    • NOTE: Members are reminded that they bear ultimate responsibility for the security of an incident scene, including the safety of all individuals. Consequently, members shall not depart from an incident scene unless required by exigent circumstances or relieved by another member, or unless the incident has been satisfactorily resolved.

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2015-08-28 20:31:41
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