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22. Stop Arm (if not equipped, must verbalize)–B/E

If equipped with flashing lamps to illuminate letters of the word “STOP,” any lamp is partially or wholly inoperative:

    • Stop arm or stop sign is missing
      You must know when the stop arm or stop sign is required, and a vehicle has a minor defect when missing and a major defect when the stop arm or stop sign is required and missing.
    • Stop arm or stop sign is damaged so as to significantly affect visibility
      You must know when the stop arm or stop sign is required and a vehicle has a minor defect when damaged so significantly to affect visibility and a major defect when the stop arm or stop sign is required and damaged significantly affecting visibility.
    • Stop arm will not extend fully or stay fully extended
      You must know how the stop arm functions, and the vehicle has a minor defect when it will not extend fully or stay fully extended, and a major defect when the stop arm or stop sign is required and will not extend fully or stay fully extended.
    • Either light on stop arm is inoperative, lights do not alternate or lights are not red
      You must know when the light on the stop arm is required, and the vehicle has a minor defect when either light on the stop arm is inoperative, lights do not alternate or are not red, and a major defect when either light on the stop arm is required and is inoperative, lights do not alternate or are not red.

Procedure:
Inspect the vehicle to ensure the stop arm:

    • Lights function.
    • Is mounted securely to the vehicle frame and is not damaged.
    • Extends fully when operated.