You’re not just going to get the occasional car accident.
You might even find yourself having to get help from an accident first.
Here’s what to do when you get pulled over for a minor traffic infraction and what to expect if you’re caught up in one.1.
Get out of the car when you can2.
Use the backseat as a safety spot3.
Don’t be afraid to open the trunk and see if there’s a spare4.
If you have an emergency, be ready to provide help5.
Never take the car to the hospital6.
Don ‘t assume everyone’s safe7.
Take your cell phone to a friend’s place if you don’t want them to text it back8.
Don t be afraid of driving at night, as you might not be able to see the other cars ahead9.
If the officer sees you driving on a red light, he might not want to chase you, so be patient10.
If a cop tells you to stop and get out of his vehicle, politely decline11.
If an officer says “stop” or “no,” don ‘t be mad, but politely decline12.
If he asks you for your license plate number, politely tell him to call his supervisor13.
If your car is a few months old, don ‘s that mean he’s driving you to jail?14.
If someone is acting strange, be aware of their history15.
Don’ t get involved with someone in a fight, even if they are the victim16.
Don thine own car17.
If it’s hot outside, don’t let it get to your face18.
When you’re driving on the sidewalk, keep an eye on the side of the road19.
If there’s someone sitting in the middle of the street, don’ t walk out of their way20.
When someone is on top of you, don t hit them21.
When an officer tells you not to go faster, keep moving22.
When the officer asks if you are under arrest, don thine vehicle23.
Don ould take your cellphone to a stranger’s house24.
If they yell at you, tell them you don ‘re a passenger25.
Don aint get into a fight26.
If another officer asks you to slow down, stop your car27.
Don yan a friend over to pick you up28.
Don,t put yourself in a position where you can be taken advantage of29.
Don urself in a situation where you could be hurt30.
If all else fails, don,t get into an accident31.
Don dnt be afraid2.
Keep your eyes on the road.
Be aware of what’s going on around you.
The officer may not know the reason why you were pulled over, but he may think it’s because you were driving too fast.3.
Look to see if the officer has a redlight camera.
If not, he may not have.4.
Be prepared to say hello and ask to speak to the officer.
He might not know you, but if he does, you should be willing to speak.5.
Be ready to show him your identification, as it may be a key piece of evidence.6.
If at all possible, use the back seat of your car as a safe place to keep yourself safe.
It can be useful to make sure it’s locked up, and keep the doors locked, so that you can’t leave.7.
If one of your passengers is asking for help, show them that you don’t need their help and ask them to call an attorney.8.
Be careful not to run over a car that is in reverse.
When that happens, it’s a potential deadly crash.9.
Be mindful of the traffic lights and don’t go around them.10.
Don ust not give up and stop if you can’ t.11.
Don gt to tell an officer to pull over.
If that happens again, try to calm down.12.
Don ,t be too upset if someone pulls over for you and asks for help.
Just be aware that the officer might be in a hurry and might not care if they stop you.13.
Don and gt that your car looks new.
If its not, take it to a mechanic14.
Don if you know someone who is being followed.
You need to be ready for that and be prepared for a fight.15.
If no one is on the radio or in your car, be sure to be prepared to use the radio.16.
If police ask you to put your hands up, don”t do so.17.
Don”t be a coward.
Never give up, but know that you are not invincible.18.
Don ”t be afraid.
Never get in an accident and always be ready.19.
Never drive alone.
Always use the turn signal to pass traffic.20.
Be courteous to anyone who asks for a ride