Learn tips on how to act when stopped by a police officer and what to say to increase your chances of getting away with a warning and not being ticketed. If you want to save yourself from worries and expenses of dealing with a speeding ticket then after reading this article you'll know what to do when stopped by an officer.
If a police patrol car pulls up behind you with lights flashing, key to next few minutes is keeping things safe for you and police officer. Slow down and carefully pull over to right shoulder, making sure to use your turn signal.
If you are uncomfortable stopping in a relatively unpopulated or unlighted area, slow down, turn on your hazard lights and indicate by a hand signal that you are going up ahead. Then pull over as soon as you get to a more populated area. Police officers understand this concern.
If it's nighttime, turn on your dome light once you have stopped. Stay in car, unless you are told to get out. It's a challenge to officer when you get out since officers are very cautious because of high rate of attacks in these situations.
Roll down window and keep your hands in view on steering wheel. If you have to get your driver's license, registration or insurance card from glove box, a purse or other enclosed area, tell officer before you do it.
The key is to play it cool and keep it safe. The easier and safer you make process for officer to approach you more likely officer will let you go just with a warning and not assign you a speeding ticket.
Now what to say to police officer?
Of course process of keeping it safe for officer is only half of game. Next you have to persuade officer to let you go with a warning.
The first thing police officer will ask you after stopping your car will probably be whether you know why you have been stopped.
Police officer will want you to admit that you were speeding and that is what most drivers do - they admit that they did actually speed and they receive a speeding ticket for it. A speeding ticket not only costs them $150 but you are also dealing with your insurance premiums.