Title: How to Act When Pulled Over by Police | Nebraska Interstate Drug Defense
Description:The best way to act when pulled over by police during a traffic stop is to be respectful and courteous. Make sure that you have all of your travel documents in order.
The best way to act when pulled over by police during a traffic stop is to be respectful and courteous. Make sure that you have all of your travel documents in order. In other words, make sure you have a valid driver’s license, that your registration and your insurance are up to date. If you’re in a rental vehicle, make sure the rental agreement authorizes you to operate that vehicle.
If you rented the vehicle in another state, make sure the rental vehicle authorizes you to take that vehicle from the state where you rented it. If asked, you are not required to return back to the patrol vehicle to conduct the business of the traffic stop, though it is good practice to do so because failure to do so has been considered to be suspicious behavior or an indicator of criminal activity by law enforcement.
You should answer the basic questions regarding travel plans and itinerary. Once the travel documents are returned to you, simple ask the officer if you are free to go. Remember, you do not have to give consent to search the vehicle if you do not want to.