Answers for the UTV Operator Written Test Questions contained in this test are based on one or more of the following: UTV Training Course, UTV Owner’s Manual, Driver-Operator Guide (EM–7130–2), or Health and Safety Code Handbook (6709.11). General Information Name: Date: Phone: Address: District/Agency: Previously Certified? Yes No Forest: Where: Year: Score: Questions 1. The preride inspection shall include: A.Tires and wheels B.Controls and cables C.Lights and electrics D.Oil, fuel, fluids, and air filter E.Chassis, suspension, driveshaft, and external equipment F. All of the above 2. True or false. Helmets must be replaced as recommended by their manufacturer or sooner if a helmet is involved in an impact-related accident or shows significant sign of wear. 3. Forest Service “industrial use” of a UTV does NOT include which of the following: A.Pesticide application B.Fuel firing device application C.Transporting the operator plus liquid cargo (up to 15 gallons) D.Transporting liquid cargo (more than 15 gallons) 4. True or false. UTVs are street legal in all states. . 5. Which of the following is required when operating a UTV? A. Helmet (approved by DOT, ANSI Z90.1, or Snell) B.Eye protection C.Long pants and long-sleeved shirt or jacket D.First aid kit E.Personal communication device F. All the above 6. Backcountry PPE that is required includes all of the following, except: A.Map and compass B.Food and water for 1 to 3 days C.A GPS receiver D.Whistle and signal mirror 7. True or false. Back-country travel is defined as a 2 (or more) hour hike away from transportation, the vehicle, or unloading site. 8. Which of the following helmet guidelines is false: A.Must be three quarter or full face B.Must fit properly C.Must be approved by DOT, ANSI Z90.1, or Snell D.Must have a flip-down helmet visor for eye protection E.Must have a properly buckled chin strap 9. Eye protection options for UTVs include all of the following except: A.The face shield that came with your DOT/Snell helmet B.No eye protection is needed if the JHA has documented it C.Glasses/sunglasses that meet ANSI Z87.1 safety eyewear standards D.Motorcycle goggles 10.True or false. Passengers must be tall enough to reach and hang on to handholds even if they are wearing their seatbelts. 11.Passengers in a UTV must: A.Ride in the back where the cargo goes if all the seats are taken. B.Wear a hardhat. C.Ride in a designated seat in the UTV but don’t have to wear a seatbelt. D.Remain buckled at all times and keep all body parts inside the vehicle when in motion. 12.True or false. All UTV cab enclosures are considered ROPS. 13.Studies show that UTVs with a ROPS, combined with correctly worn seatbelts, reduce fatalities and serious injuries from rollover accidents by: A.79 percent B.89 percent C.99 percent 14.Steering a UTV is easiest in: A.Two-wheel drive B.Four-wheel drive C.Six-wheel drive 15.When loaded on a trailer, a UTV can be secured by which of the following: A.Chains B.Ropes C.ROPS D.Four ratchet tiedown straps rated at a minimum of 2,500 lbs 16.True or false. Employees are allowed to operate a UTV if it does not have ROPS. 17.A UTV is especially unstable and dangerous on which of the following: A.A sideslope B.Going up a hill C.Going down a hill D.In mud or other slick flat surfaces 18.When loading or transporting a UTV on a trailer: A.The operator shall wear all the required PPE. B. The UTV must be well secured to the trailer with four tiedown straps at each corner. C. The UTV transmission must be placed in park with the parking brake engaged. D. Forest Service personnel shall not exceed 75 percent of the combined gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for a truck and trailer. E.All of the above. 19.When using a ramp to load or unload a UTV, ramps must be: A.Made of wood B. Made of aluminum or welded steel C. Rigid with no hinges and one piece D.B and C E. All of the above 20.Before riding a UTV: A.Be familiar with the UTV job hazard analysis. B.Inform dispatch and your supervisor of your route and expected arrival and return time. C. Perform the preride inspection checklist. D.All the above. 21.True or False. Never attempt to turn around when climbing or descending a significant slope. 22.True or False. Loading ramps must be secured with two tiedown straps, chains, or ropes to the transport trailer. 23.Which one of the following UTV cargo hauling statements is false? A.If you have heavy cargo in challenging terrain, consider removing half of it and making two trips. B.Solid cargo can shift, so always make sure it is well secured. C.Liquid loads in tanks can slosh and instantly shift large amounts of weight to the downhill side. D.Secure heavier cargo on top of the light cargo for better balance. 24. True or false. Operating a UTV alone in isolated areas is prohibited unless authorized by your supervisor and addressed in the JHA. 25.True or false. If your UTV is involved in an accident that causes damage to the UTV but no personal injury to you, you don’t have to report it in SHIPS.
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