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What Happens In The One Leg Stand Test?


The last test would be the one-leg stand. The instructions for that are that the person would basically have to keeping their hands at their sides, look at one foot, raise it six inches off the ground and keep the foot that is raised parallel to the ground while watching it and counting, “One thousand and one, one thousand and two, one thousand and three …” until the officer told them to stop.

How Do Police Officer’s Judge The One Leg Stand?

The officer would need to time it for 30 seconds, but they constantly give this test incorrectly. A lot of officers make people count to one thousand and thirty which could take forty or fifty seconds to do. They would be looking for whether the person dropped their foot or if they were not looking at their foot. They would look for someone swaying and they would look for anything that could indicate they were not doing this test perfectly, like if the person’s hands came away from their side or if they missed the count.

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