|There are many
different reason why you might be stopped by the police. Whatever the reason, the
police officer needs your cooperation.
- You may have committed a traffic violation.
- You may fit the description of a suspect.
- The officer might think you are in trouble or need
- You may have witnesses a crime.
If you are stopped by the police while driving, you
may feel confused, anxious or even angry. These are natural feelings, but remember,
traffic stops can also be stressful and dangerous for the police officer. Each year,
a number of law enforcement officers are killed or seriously injured while making the
"routine" traffic stop. Police officers are especially vulnerable during
the hours of darkness.
With this in mind, there are things that you as a
law abiding citizen, can do to help lessen the unpleasantness of the experience.