What should I do if I am pulled over by a police officer on a traffic stop?

  • When you are pulled over by a police officer, the best course of action is to be courteous to the officer
  • I do not recommend trying to argue or dispute the reason for the stop. Instead simply ask the officer what the basis was for the stop and just leave it at that
  • It is important for you to make note of where you were, what the stop was, and give them the information that they request; usually license, insurance card, and registration
  • You’ll receive a summons and then you can thank the officer
  • It may seem odd to thank the police officer when you get a ticket, but this can help you in the long run because the officer remembers the courteous driver