Defensive Driving Answers ★ EVOC Emergency Vehicle Operations Center

Question: where is the driver-side pivot point located on a type 1 ambulance
Where is the driver-side pivot point located on a type i ambulance?
Where is the driver-side pivot point located on a Type 1 ambulance?
A.) Back of the wheel well
B.) Center of the rear hubcap
C.) Between the quarter panel and the wheel well
D.) Back of the driver-side rear quarter panel

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Center of the rear hubcap


Question: Where is the driver-side pivot point located on a Type II ambulance?
A.) Back of the driver-side rear quarter panel
B.) Center of the rear hubcap
C.) Back of the wheel well
D.) Between the quarter panel and the wheel well

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Back of the wheel well


Question: When you are using a spotter, you should back the ambulance no faster than:
A.) 10 mph
B.) 5 mph
C.) Average walking speed
D.) Normal jogging speed

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Average walking speed


Question: Rita is backing an ambulance and has lost sight of her spotter in the side-view mirror. What should she do?
A.) Call out to the spotter and continue backing the ambulance
B.) Adjust the side-view mirror while continuing to back the ambulance
C.) Reduce her speed while backing
D.) Stop the vehicle immediately

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Stop the vehicle immediately


Question: Before inspecting it, which item requires that the engine be cold or turned off for a minimum of 15 minutes?
A.) Engine oil
B.) Tire pressure
C.) Engine temperature
D.) Transmission fluid

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Engine oil


Question: Keith is driving his ambulance in emergency mode. He comes to a controlled intersection that has a red light. Keith’s view of cross traffic at the intersection is blocked by the landscaping. What should Keith do in this scenario?
A.) Keith should cross the intersection by switching on the siren and reduce his speed to 10 mph
B.) Keith should reduce his speed to 15 mph, look out for oncoming traffic, and then cross the intersection by gradually increasing speed
C.) Keith should turn on his siren and cross the intersection at current speed he is driving
D.) Keith should come to a complete stop at the intersection, and then inch forward slowly past the limit line to gain visibility

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Keith should cross the intersection by switching on the siren and reduce his speed to 10 mph


Question: which is true with respect to passing another vehicle evoc
Which is true with respect to passing another vehicle?
A.) Passing should be done in the right lane
B.) A safe pass takes about 6 seconds at 40 to 60 miles per hour
C.) Stay in the passing lane no longer than necessary
D.) Only allowed on roads with at least two lanes in your direction of travel

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Passing should be done in the right lane


Question: Gerald is driving in emergency mode on a road that has a posted speed limit of 50 miles per hour. According to AMR’s Vehicle Safety Policy on Emergency Mode Driving, what is the maximum speed at which Gerald is permitted to drive on this road?
A.) 55 miles per hour
B.) 75 miles per hour
C.) 60 miles per hour
D.) 65 miles per hour

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55 miles per hour


Question: What should you do next if you see that your transmission fluid is low?
A.) Put in more transmission fluid
B.) Contact your fleet mechanic
C.) Change the transmission fluid
D.) Check to see if it feels sticky

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Put in more transmission fluid


Question: Martin is driving his ambulance at 60 mph on a highway. According to the 4-5-12 rule, what is the following distance he must maintain?
A.) 4 seconds
B.) 6 seconds
C.) 12 seconds
D.) 5 seconds

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5 seconds


Question: James is using the dipstick to inspect the engine oil in his vehicle. He has already concluded that the color is normal. When he pulls the dipstick out a second time, he sees that the oil level is midway between the Full and Low range. What should James do next?
A.) Add some engine oil
B.) Change the engine oil
C.) Inform the mechanic
D.) Return the dipstick to the engine pipe

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Return the dipstick to the engine pipe


Question: When entering a turn, you should reduce centrifugal force by:
A.) Stepping on the accelerator
B.) Applying the brakes
C.) Removing your foot from the accelerator
D.) Leaning against the centrifugal force

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Removing your foot from the accelerator


Question: Where should a spotter stand while backing an ambulance?
A.) Left rear of vehicle within view of the driver’s side mirrors
B.) Directly behind the vehicle in view of the rear-view mirror or back up camera
C.) Right rear of vehicle within view of the passenger’s side mirror
D.) Alongside the driver’s door directly communicating through the window

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Left rear of vehicle within view of the driver’s side mirrors


Question: What is the maximum rate of speed at which an evo is permitted to clear an intersection while driving in emergency
What is the maximum rate of speed at which an EVO is permitted to clear an intersection while driving in emergency mode?
A.) 10 mph
B.) 5 mph
C.) 15 mph
D.) 20 mph

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20mph.


Question: How do you check effectiveness of the parking brake?
A.) While parked, engage the parking brake, place in reverse and accelerate gently
B.) At five miles an hour, engage the parking brake and accelerate gently
C.) On a hill in neutral, engage the parking brake
D.) While parked, engage the parking brake, place in drive and accelerate gently

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On a hill in neutral, engage the parking brake


Question: The phrase ‘due regard’ means:
A.) Observing the vital statistics of the patient before putting the patient on a gurney
B.) It is the responsibility of the driver to drive safely at all times
C.) Putting the safety of the patient ahead of your own safety
D.) Observing most speed limits in cities and obeying traffic laws

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It is the responsibility of the driver to drive safely at all times


Question: What is the purpose of a ‘cushion of safety’ when driving?
A.) It gives you time to anticipate potential hazards and take action
B.) Is only considered when driving in emergency mode
C.) It makes room for sudden bursts of speed when needed
D.) It only considered when driving in a non-emergency mode

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It gives you time to anticipate potential hazards and take action


Question: Which of the following statements are true with respect to emergency mode driving?
A.) The provisions of the Uniform Vehicle Code relieve drivers from their duty to drive with due regard
B.) A patient with uncontrolled hemorrhage, such as internal bleeding in the abdomen, is an example of a true emergency
C.) If a school bus is using its flashing lights, you must reduce the speed of your ambulance
D.) It is acceptable to drive with emergency lights on and without sirens

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A patient with uncontrolled hemorrhage, such as internal bleeding in the abdomen, is an example of a true emergency


Question: What is the risk of operating an ambulance in a fashion that creates a negative cabin pressure?
A.) Increased oxygen content in the air within the ambulance in the event of a leaking on-board oxygen tank
B.) Inability to properly exhaust CO2
C.) Buildup of CO inside the unit
D.) Inefficient operation of the exhaust fan

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Buildup of CO inside the unit


Question: Which statement is true regarding driving in inclement weather?
A.) Roads are most hazardous in terms of traction near the end of a rainstorm.
B.) It is best to accelerate when attempting to drive through a large standing puddle.
C.) Roadways typically freeze over sooner than do bridges and overpasses.
D.) Stopping on wet pavement takes approximately twice the distance as stopping on dry pavement.

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Stopping on wet pavement takes approximately twice the distance as stopping on dry pavement.

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