Traffic Stop Safety
Last Updated on Friday, 18 February 2011 08:58 Written by Administrator Friday, 11 February 2011 11:15
Lincoln Police Officers make traffic contacts with the public on a daily basis. Officers take extra care for the safety of the occupants of the vehicle they stopped and for their own safety. Officers must try to concentrate on many different aspects during a traffic stop. One being the vehicle itself for possible dangers and another the oncoming traffic. What you do during the stop can help make the stop more safe for you and the officer.
Take these steps into account the next time you are stopped by a police officer:
1. Pull off to the right side of the road in a safe location.
2. Turn your engine & music off.
3. Turn your flashers & interior lights on (at night).
4. Stay in your car with your safety belt on.
5. Remain calm & ask passengers to remain quiet.
6. Roll your window down & keep your hands visible.
7. Don't make any movements to cause concern, do not attempt to reach for insurance or driver's license until asked.
8. Present proper ID when asked.
9. Answer questions fully & clearly.
10. Don't argue with the officer. Explain in court.