|What to Do When Stopped by Police?|
Think first. Do not flee.
Please share this information with teen drivers. It may save their lives—or someone else's life.
Why do police officers stop drivers?
There are many different reasons why a police officer might stop you:
Whatever the reason is for the stop, the officer needs your cooperation.
What about unmarked car?
For your protection regarding unmarked cars, PursuitSAFETY supports doing the following and so do the law enforcement sites we visited. If you are pulled over by an unmarked car or a police officer in plain clothes, or have any other suspicion that the person pulling you over is not a police officer, there are a few actions you can take:
If you are in fear for your safety, you should drive slowly, turn on your hazard lights and drive to the nearest well-lighted, populated location.
|10 Things to Know|
A compilation from a number
of law enforcement web sites.
You see the flashing lights in your rearview mirror, and the police officer is not passing you. Ah, that knot in your stomach. You may feel anxious or even angry. That's only natural; most of us have been there.
With this in mind, here are 10 ways that you can help lessen the uneasiness of this experience.
When stopped by a police officer, remember:
Please understand that each situation is unique and that a police officer must alter his or her response to fit the circumstance. Generally, however, a police officer will:
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