Proper Action When Stopped by Law Enforcement (Con’t)

Comply with the officer’s request to see a driver’s license and proof of insurance.  If these items are in the glove box or under the seat or if the proof of insurance is stored for display on a cellphone, the driver should inform the police officer of that fact and then follow the officer’s directions before retrieving the information.                                                                                              Vehicle operators are required to have a valid driver’s license, registration and insurance in order to operate a vehicle• If a driver cannot identify an unmarked police vehicle and/or the driver as law enforcement, he/she should drive slowly and carefully below the speed limit and either                (1) pull over at a well-lit, populated location,                                                                                                                (2) drive carefully to the nearest police station and attempt to attract the attention of a uniformed officer or                                                                                                                                                                    (3) call 9-1-1. A driver should activate the vehicle’s hazard lights as a helpful way to communicate intentions with the police officer

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