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Here’s What To Do When You See A Police Car

Seeing a police car tailing your vehicle is quite a dreary experience. Things get more flustering if you can hear its sirens blaring and see its emergency lights glowing. In this situation, what are you going to do? 

If you deem that the police car is after you, stop your vehicle and pull it over to the right as safely as possible. Do not try to run away from the authority because that will ensure a large-scale chase and you have no chance of winning that. Pull your vehicle over and present yourself as neatly and calmly as possible. 

The act of pulling over is not an act of admitting that you are guilty. That’s one of the biggest mistakes of some people. They think that by stopping your vehicle because the police say so is already an admission that you have done something wrong. This particular course of action shows that you are aware of everything that is happening around you. By stopping as soon, you have better chances of knowing where, when, and how you committed a violation (if you did so). This piece of information is extremely crucial, especially if you are going to take your case to a lawyer for a legal defense. 

Also, it is good to know that by pulling over, you can easily calm frustrated or annoyed traffic police. Make use of your turn signal if you want to switch lanes for pulling over. Slow down your speed but not instantly as the traffic officer might bump your back. When pulling over, do it on the right as far as you can. In this way, the police officer will no longer have to mind that his/ her vehicle will get clipped by other passing vehicles in the right lane. 

What To Do Once You Are Pulled Over

Once you are safely pulled over, you have to switch off the engine of your car. Don’t keep it running as it is a sign of disrespect and apprehension. The police officer might think that you are planning to run, which is not a good thing. 

At this very point, you have to be cordial to the police officer. Be as nice as possible. If you can, show some other gestures of courtesies. A small “token” can always work. It is a little thing, but it might help you gain something. Of course, this is far different from bribing. Giving a piece of a doughnut to the officer is not an act of buying your way out. 

Next, you need to roll your window. Make sure that it is rolled all the way down. If you just rolled it in half, the police officer will assume that you are hiding something. Again, that will not do good on your part. If you have a cigarette, try to discard it. Hide all traces of gums, too, as it appears a nuisance in the eyes of these traffic officers.

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