When pulled over by a police officer there are a few things you should ensure you do for your own safety as well as others.

  • In a timely manner you should find a safe place to stop, you should turn off the car, turn on an internal light(if needed) and place your hand on the wheel.
  • Upon request be sure you show the officer your drivers licence, registration, and proof of insurance.

Basic rights apply here but I will reiterate them.

  • You have the right to refuse a search of your car.
  • Drivers as well as passengers have the right to remain silent .
  • You may ask if you can leave, and even if the officer refuses you may still stay silent.
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