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<div class=headingone>Arkansas Learner's Permit Study Tool</div>
<div class=subtitle>[[Commence the Learning->Menu]]</div>
Created: May 15, 2020
Last edited: May 23, 2020<div class=headingone>Study</div>
<div class=subtitle>[[What Should I do if?]]</div>You see a traffic stop that doesn't involve you. What do you do?
[[Approach the officer and ask them questions->Wrong]]
[[Do not approach the officer->wsid2]]<div class=red>You are W R O N G.</div>
<div class=subtitle>[[Try Again->wsid1]]</div>You are pulled over and your vehicle contains a weapon.
[[Try to hide it->Wrong]]
[[Inform the officer of the type of weapon, and the location->wsid3]]
[[Reach for the weapon to show the officer->Wrong]] You are being stopped by a police officer while driving down the road.
[[Pull over to the right side of the road and activate turn signal or emergency flashers ->wsid4]]
[[Pull over to the right side of the road and don't use turn signal->Wrong]]
[[Pull over to the left side of the road and wait for the officer->Wrong]]
[[Just keep on going->Wrong]] You think you are being stopped by a police officer, but you are on a bridge.
[[Pull over to the right side immediately, turning emergency flashers or turn signal on->Wrong]]
[[Wait until you are over the bridge, then pull to the nearest/safest spot out of the traffic lane->wsid5]]You are stopped by an officer, and are requested to show them your driver's license, proof of insurance, or vehicle registration.
[[Slowly reach for the documents->Wrong]]
[[Inform the officer of where the documents are located->wsid6]]
[[Tell them you don't have any->Wrong]]
[[Immediately search for the documents->Wrong]] An officer has just given you a [[citation->citationdef]] and you do not agree with it.
[[Calmly tell the officer why you think you shouldn't have been given a citation->Wrong]]
[[If it's a really big deal, contact the court listed on the citation->wsid7]]
[[Argue with the officer->Wrong]]
[[Refuse to sign it->Wrong]]
[[Sign it, even if you do not agree->wsid7]]<div class=headingone>Citations</div>
A citation, also known as a ticket, is a document that state that an individual has been made aware of a traffic violation by an officer.
Upon recieving a citation/ticket, you must learn to respond correctly. Failure to do so could result in many things, such as
- Added fines
- Criminal charges
-Unnecessary increases to insurance premiums
<div class=headingone>Types of Citations</div>
There are three types of citations:
-Penalty vs. Warning
-Moving vs. Non-moving
-Criminal vs. Non-criminal
<div class=subtitle> Penalty Vs. Warning </div>
Some jurisdictions require that officers penalize the offender for certain violations, however; the officer can choose to issue a warning.
<div class=subtitle> Moving Vs. Non-Moving </div>
Non-moving violations can include things such as parking in the wrong spot, or even equipment not working.
<div class=subtitle> Criminal Vs. Non-Criminal</div>
Violations that either cause damage to a person or property, or pose a serious threat, can be considered criminal violations, and have heavier punishments. Some of these violations include:
-Drinking and driving
-Driving while under the influence of drugs
-Having no insurance when driving
-Not having a valid driver's license
<div class=headingone> Written Warnings </div>
A written warning from a police officer requires no further action, but it is always safe to address the cause of the warning immediately.
Warnings don't appear on your records, but they may be noted by the law enforcement agency that issued them. Records like these can affect how future violations are handled within the jurisdiction.
[[Continue to 'What should I do?'->wsid6]]
Double-click this passage to edit it.<div class=headingone>What Should I Do If?</div>
This activity will ask a series of questions related to scenarios that could happen while driving. If you answer a question correctly, you will advance to the next question. If you are incorrect, you must start over from the beginning.
While answering questions, you may come upon some words like [[this->What Should I do if?]]. Once clicked, they will show you the definition of the word that is highlighted.
You must get through all of the questions without having to start over in order to pass.
[[Begin->wsid1]] <div class=headingone>Definitions</div>
Below are a list of words. Clicking on one will guide you to a passage that defines it. Please study all of these words thoroughly and know their definitions. They are sectioned into groups by subject to make studying easier.
<div class=headingone>Pertaining to Law Enforcement</div>
<div class=headingone>Parts of the Vehicle</div>
<div class=subtitle>[[Mirrors->mirrorsdef]]</div><div class=headingone>Vehicle Seats</div>
The risk zone for driver [[Air Bags->airbagsdef]] is the first 2-3 inches of inflation. Placing yourself 10 inches from your driver air bag provides you with a clear margin of safety. This distance is measured from the center of the steering wheel to your breastbone. If you sit less than 10 inches away, you must adjust your position and seat accordingly.
<div class=subtitle>STAY 10 INCHES AWAY OF THE STEERING WHEEL.</div>
[[See definitions->Definitions]] Double-click this passage to edit it.<div class=headingone>Vehicle Mirrors</div>
Mirrors are to be used to detect objects and are not for determining the position of other vehicles. Before you start driving, you must adjust your rear view and side mirrors. Using the inside mirror, you can see what is directly behind you. Using your side mirrors, you can see each of the vehicle's rear corners.
<div class=subtitle>Inside mirror/Rear view mirror</div>
Adjust the inside mirror so you can see the entire rear window from the driver's seat. You should only have to move your eyes, not your head, when using the inside mirror.
<div class=subtitle>Side-view mirrors</div>
To adjust the driver's side-view mirror, place your head against the left side window and set the mirror so you can just barely see the side of the car in the mirror's right side.
To adjust the passenger's side-view mirror, position your head so that it is just above the center console. Set the mirror so you can just barely see the side of the car in the left side of the mirror. If the vehicle is not equipped with moveaable mirror adjustment controls, you may need assistance when properly positioning the mirror.
<div class=subtitle>Missing/Damaged mirrors</div>
Any mirrors that obstruct your view should be replaced. Drivers should remember objects may appear closer than the view in the mirror, and mirrors do not display objects in blind spots. To properly check your blind spots, one should glance over the shoulder in the direction in which the vehi