Check Condition of Controls. Check all of the following for looseness, sticking, damage, or improper setting Steering wheel. Clutch. Accelerator (gas pedal. Brake controls. Foot brake. Trailer brake (if vehicle has one. Parking brake. Retarder controls (if vehicle has them. Transmission controls. Interaxle differential lock (if vehicle has one. Horns. Windshield wiper/washer. Lights. Headlights. Dimmer switch. Turn signal. Four-way flashers. Parking, clearance, identification, marker switches.
Figure 2.5 Check Mirrors and Windshield. Inspect mirrors and windshield for cracks, dirt, illegal stickers, or other obstructions to seeing clearly. Clean and adjust as necessary. Check Emergency Equipment Check for safety equipment Spare electrical fuses (unless vehicle has circuit breakers. Three red reflective triangles, 6 fusees or 3 liquid burning flares. Properly charged and rated fire extinguisher. Check for optional items such as Chains (where winter conditions require. Tire changing equipment. List of emergency phone numbers Accident reporting kit (packet