What to do if you get pulled over!

posted by Borasio - 

Its a holiday weekend , so naturally people are traveling from place to place enjoying their time off. That usually involves some sort of 'partying'.

Here are some helpful tips on how to handle yourself when you're approached by police. 

~If a police car is following you with its siren blaring or emergency lights flashing, pull over to the right quickly (but safely) and come to a complete stop in a safe place.

Pulling over right away isn't an admission of guilt. It just means that you were alert to everything that was happening around you. Also, by stopping as soon as you can, you’ll have a better chance of figuring out exactly where and how the officer says you violated any traffic laws. This information can be useful should you and a lawyer later need to prepare a defense.

After you’ve pulled over to a safe spot, you should normally turn off your engine. At this point, you might want to show the officer a few other token courtesies. 

Roll down your window all the way

Put out a cigarette (if you have one) 

Discard any chewing gum (within the car, not out the window)

You might also want to place your hands on the steering wheel, and, if it’s dark, turn on your interior light

These actions will tend to ease any fears the officer might have. After all, police officers have been killed in traffic-stop situations, and the officer’s approach to the vehicle is potentially the most dangerous moment.

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Remember , the police are just doing their job. If you're not doing anything wrong, these tips will help reduce the chance that the police are going to give you a hard time. 
That said , if you're drunk driving or have anything in your possession that is illegal, you're on your own! 

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday  weekend ! 

And , to throw some humor into this topic,  Mr Chris Rock !

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