Surviving a Traffic Stop: 5 Ways to Deal With Law Enforcement

We have all driven by someone that has been detained by the police on a highway. We have all felt a sense of relief that it was them instead of us. On the other hand, we have all at some point been on the receiving end of a traffic stop. Clearly it is no fun getting detained by a traffic cop, but it is not the end of the world. Here are 5 ways to deal with law enforcement officers.
1. Remember police officers are just regular people doing their jobs. They have to provide for their families the same as us. Don’t give them attitude when they stop you. Listen to what they have to say pertaining to the reason why they stopped you. Sometimes they stop you because they can see things we can’t and that very reason could save your life.
2. Provide any vehicle documentation they request. Keep in mind that by law we are required to carry this documentation and their job is to ensure that every citizen is in compliance with the laws for their state.
3. If you feel you were wrongly pulled over you can state your case but remember to not be offensive or do it in a disrespectful way. Don’t forget they are people too and not all cops are corrupt.
4. Be patient you must understand that their equipment is limited and it takes a while for them to verify your information. They are going as fast as they can.
5. Stay informed of the laws for your state. Know your rights and their limits as to what they can and cannot do and give them the respect that you expect from them.
The next time you are stopped by the police just remember these 5 tips and you could emerge from the experience with a warning and not a ticket. Police Officers are just people trying to earn a living trying to do their jobs and the good cops do outweigh the bad cops. Give them a chance cooperate and you will be fine.

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