Pointers You Need to Know When Getting Pulled Over

Pointers You Need to Know When Getting Pulled Over

Last Updated November 17, 2016

Getting pulled over by the police can be stressful or frightening, so keep in mind some safe and sane pointers. What should you do? Pull over as quickly and safely as you can. Be respectful to the officer. Do not become angry or emotional. Tell the truth. (In other words, if you were going 50 miles per hour, don’t claim it was 25.)

What shouldn’t you do? Put yourself in danger by trying to stop in the middle of traffic or doing a U-turn. Don’t yell at or threaten the officer. Don’t try to talk yourself out of it. (Crying is ok, but don’t fake it).

Take your ticket calmly. You can always contest it in court if it’s not fair.

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Pointers You Need to Know When Getting Pulled Over

If you see a police car behind you, hear a siren or see a flashing red light that seems to be aimed at getting you to pull over…do pull over immediately. Failure to do so could be seen as attempting to flee or resisting lawful authority.