Stopped by the Police

Police pull over driver

Police pull over driver

Hi. I’m Denise. Thank you for watching my video. Do you know what to do if you see the flashing lights of a police car behind you while you’re driving? Well, let’s find out. The first thing

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you should do if you see the lights of a police car behind you while you’re driving is move over to the right. The police car may pass you. If it does not pass you, though, and it moves over with you and continues to follow you, that means that the police officer wants you to pull over to the side of the road. You should pull over to the right as soon as it is safe to do so. If there’s a shoulder on the road, you can pull off onto the shoulder. If there is no shoulder, but there is perhaps a parking lot or a driveway that you can pull into, then you can do that instead. But you should pull over to the right. The police officer will pull over with you and pull up his or her car behind you. You should stay in your car and wait for the police officer to walk up to your car or to approach you.

Stay in your car and get your driver’s license, your car registration, and your insurance paper ready to show to the officer. The officer will ask you for these three things when he or she reaches your car, so be sure to have those three papers ready. It’s also a good idea to put both of your hands on the steering wheel. That way the officer can see your hands and not be concerned about what you may be doing with your hands.

The officer may talk to you for a few minutes and then take your papers back to his or her car. Stay in your car and wait for the officer to return. When the officer returns, he or she may give you a ticket for a traffic violation. If you get a ticket, just take it, be polite, and comply with the officer’s requests. If you get a traffic ticket, you will be required to pay a fine and you may also get points on your license. Points are negative marks on your license and they usually result in increased insurance rates and they may also result in a suspended or revoked license, so you don’t want points on your license. So, if you have had a traffic violation, you will most likely be required to pay a fine. Do not give any money to the officer. Instructions for paying your fine will be on the ticket itself. The instructions are usually on the back of the ticket. And just take the ticket, be polite to the officer and later, you can look at your ticket and read it and find out where and how to pay your fine.

If you feel that the officer has given you that traffic ticket in error and you want to dispute that, you will have an option of going to court to talk to a judge about what happened. The judge will listen to you and may or may not decide to change the traffic fine or number of points that you get. If the judge decides to make a change, well then you go along with whatever change the judge decides. If the judge decides not to make a change, well then you’re stuck with your ticket, so you’ll still have to pay the fine. Again, you don’t pay the officer the money. You mail in or take in or perhaps pay online your fine at a later time.

I don’t think that you’ll be getting any traffic violations, but if you do, please be polite to the officer, comply with the officer’s requests, and safe driving.

Thanks for watching. Bye.


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