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

If the traffic stop results in a ticket or arrest for the driver, he/she: 

Should not debate the reason for the stop or argue with the police officer.                   

                  • Should not refuse to sign a ticket if issued. A traffic ticket requires the driver’s signature. Signing a ticket is not an admission of the driver’s guilt — only an acknowledgment of receiving the ticket.                                                                                                                                                                                              • Should not be uncooperative with law enforcement at the scene. If a driver is suspected of drunk driving, refusal to submit to breath, urine, blood or performance tests can result in the loss of driving privileges                                                                                                                                                               • Should not argue about the ticket at the time of issuance. If a driver believes an offense was not committed or the ticket was issued unfairly, he/she will have the opportunity to present the case in traffic court.                                                                                                                                                                • Should not resist arrest if taken into custody by the police