If you are stopped by a police officer...
* Pull off to the right side of the roadway. Position your vehicle as far away from traffic as possible.
* Turn on your flashers.
* Turn off your engine, radio and any other device that could hinder communication with the officer.
* Roll down your window so that you can communicate with the officer.
* Remain calm.
* Keep your safety belt fastened and ask your passengers to keep their belts fastened.
* Stay in your vehicle. Do not get out unless the officer asks you to.
* Keep your hands in plain view, preferrably on the steering wheel. Ask your passengers to keep their hands in plain view also.
* Do not make any movement that will make the officer think you are hiding or reaching for something.
* Carry proper identification: a valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle registration and proof of insurance. If the officer asks for these documents, tell him or her where they are and reach for them slowly, keeping one hand on the steering wheel.
* If the officer is driving an unmarked car or is not in uniform, ask to see his or her identification.
* Answer the officer’s questions fully and clearly. If you don’t understand something, ask the officer questions calmly and politely.
* If the officer issues you a citation, do not argue with the officer about the citation. You will have your chance to make your case when you go to court.* You will be asked to sign the citation. This is not an admission of guilt. Refusal to sign the citation, however, may result in your arrest. Or, you may be required to go to the station to post collateral and pay for the offense.