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How should you respond to a police officer if you get pulled over one day? Write your answer in the comments section. Click the photo to view a video.

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  1. park a place nearby, where the officer is sure, turn off the car, lower the window and put your hands on the wheel, siens at night turn on the light and stay still while the officer arrives. keep quiet when questioning.

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    • Park at a place nearby, where the officer is safe. Turn off the car, lower the window, and put your hands on the wheel. If it is at night, turn on the light and stay still while the officer arrives. Keep quiet when questioning.

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  2. 1. I have to look for a safe place to stop my car.
    2. I have to put my hands on the steering wheel and wait for the police.
    3. If is night time, I need to turn on the light.
    4. Then answer the questions of the police officer, short and without disscus nothing to him.
    5. Show the car documents when the officer order to me.

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    • 1. I have to look for a safe place to stop my car.
      2. I have to put my hands on the steering wheel and wait for the police.
      3. If it is night time, I need to turn on the light.
      4. Answer the questions of the police officer, short and without discussing anything with him.
      5. Show the car documents when the officer asks me.

      Good, Lina. I think it is okay to talk to the police officer if he asks you questions, but never admit you did something illegal. And yes, don’t argue with the officer 🙂

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  3. When a police officer pull over don’t be afraid look a safety place first and open the window all the down. And put both hands in the steering wheel and turning the light on if is dark or is the night.

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    • When a police officer pulls you over, don’t be afraid. Look for a safe place to pull over first and open the window all the way down. Put both hands on the steering wheel and turn the light on if it is dark or it is night.

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  4. When the police officer pulled over the most convenient thing is to look for a safe place do not question the officer because he reason why I stop you stay calm and keep quiet f it’s nighttime, put your hands on the steering wheel

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    • When the police officer pulls you over, the most convenient thing is to look for a safe place to stop. Do not question the officer about the reason why he or she stopped you. Stay calm and keep quiet. If it’s nighttime, put your hands on the steering wheel.

      *This is good advice, Jorge!

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  5. When the police pull over you need looking for a safe place to park you need put your hands in the weel and waiting and put the window all the way down and keep quiet don’t say anything the officer 👮 coming he said what you are wrong if you are a speed limit he said you don’t looking for you papers or license you wait for hem

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    • When the police officer pulls you over, you need to look for a safe place to park. You need to put your hands on the wheel, wait, and put the window all the way down. Keep quiet and don’t say anything to the officer 👮. Do not argue if he tells you what you did wrong like going over the speed limit. Also, don’t look for your papers or license. Wait for the officer to ask for them.

      *Good, Mario. I made a few changes. Is this what you meant to say?

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  6. Looking for pullover them put mi Hans in the steering stay quait wait for the police to approach answer your questions teach the documents and wait for your decision

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    • Look for a safe place to pull over. Then, put my hands on the steering wheel and stay quiet. Wait for the police to approach and answer his or her questions. Provide the documents and wait for the officer’s decision.

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  7. 1. Look for a safe place.

    2. Stop and park the car.

    3. Turn on internal lights if it is night time.

    4. Put both hands over the steering wheel.

    5. Listen carefully to the Officer and wait for instructions.

    6. Don’t talk when the Officer is talking.

    7. Keep driving when the Officer let you go.

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    • 1. Look for a safe place to stop.

      2. Stop and park the car.

      3. Turn on the internal lights if it is night time.

      4. Put both hands on the steering wheel.

      5. Listen carefully to the officer and wait for instructions.

      6. Don’t talk when the officer is talking.

      7. Keep driving when the officer lets you go.

      *Excellent instructions, José!

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  8. when you the lights of the police we must stop and park the car on the shore have your hands on the wheel and lower the window, wait for the police to approach and when he asks us the papers look for them to give them

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    • When you see the lights of the police, you must stop and park the car on the shoulder. Place your hands on the wheel and lower the window. Wait for the police to approach and when he asks you for the papers, look for them and give them to him.

      *That’s right, John!

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  9. If you get pulled over by police, you should put your hands in steeting wheel and wait the police man asked for your documents. Give for him slowly.

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    • If you get pulled over by police, you should put your hands on the steering wheel and wait for the police officer to ask for your documents. Give them to the officer slowly.

      *Yes, Denise. Slowly is best 😉

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  10. When I getting pulled over ; the first thing i do was stop the car in a safe place i mean in a parking safety where i dont block the trafic and the police officer dont getting hit , after that I was waiting in the car with my heands in the steering wheel for the police officer

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    • When I got pulled over, the first thing I did was stop the car in a safe place; I mean in a parking lot where I won’t block the trafic and the police officer won’t get hit. After that, I waited in the car with my hands on the steering wheel for the police officer.

      *Yes, Perla. It’s good that you found a safe place to stop.

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  11. I have to stop the car, sit in the car, put my hands on the steering wheel, and wait for the policeman.After the policeman ask for my documents, I must slowly get them and show them to the policeman, my driver’s license, and Inchurins on the car.I have to sit and wait for my sentence😓

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    • I have to stop the car, sit in the car, put my hands on the steering wheel, and wait for the policeman. After the policeman asks for my documents, I must slowly get them and show them to the policeman: my driver’s license, registration, and insurance on the car. I have to sit and wait for my sentence😓

      *Good, Natasha. The judge wil decide your sentence if you go to traffic court, but if you feel you are guilty, you can pay the fine by mail.

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  12. If you get pulled over by the police,you should look for save place so you can park your car.and than put your hands on the steering wheel while you are waeting for the officer.

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    • If you get pulled over by the police, you should look for safe place so you can park your car. Then, put your hands on the steering wheel while you are waiting for the officer.

      *That’s right, Rogelio!

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  13. First of all, you don’t nervous and don’t think that you guilty. Policeman also people and can do mistake. Secondary, keep your silent and don’t discuss with police officer. Be politely, please! Your answer must be clearly! Third, if you need prepare your necessary document and you have its in the different place , please , question a police officer about possibility to open your bag, glovebox, back pocket or another place where you save your documents. Don’t forget to polite ask a police officer about warning. It is my advice 🙂 The rules of your behovior when police officer want to stop you can read in the comment of another students.

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    • First of all, don’t get nervous and don’t think that you are guilty. Police officers are also people and can make mistakes. Secondly, keep silent and don’t argue with the police officer. Be polite, please! Your answer must be clear! Third, if you need to prepare your necessary documents and you have them in different places, please ask the police officer about the possibility of opening your bag, glovebox, back pocket or another place where you save your documents. Don’t forget to politely ask the police officer about a warning. This is my advice 🙂 The rules for your behavior when police officers want to stop you can be read in the comments of other students.

      *This is a lot of good advice, Sasha. I like the advice to ask the officer for a warning.

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  14. I have to stop the car, sit in the car, put my hands on the steering wheel, and wait for the policeman.After the policeman ask for my documents, I must slowly get them and show them to the policeman, my driver’s license, and Inchurins on the car.I have to sit and wait for my citation.😓

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  15. * Use the directional lights to alert the police to guide me and find a safe area to stop the car completely.
    * Lower the car window and place your hands on the steering wheel or in a visible place. And wait for the officer.
    * Be courteous and answer the officer´s questions.
    * Follow the officer´s orders. Show the documents of the car and mine when the officer orders it.

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    • * Use the directional lights to alert the police that you are stopping and find a safe area to stop the car completely.
      * Lower the car window and place your hands on the steering wheel or in a visible place. And wait for the officer.
      * Be courteous and answer the officer´s questions.
      * Follow the officer´s orders. Show the documents of the car and mind when the officer orders it.

      *Very good advice, Mayra. Thank you for doing your homework!

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  16. – Pull over to the side and wait for officer to signal to pull down window.

    -Pull down window and greet officer.

    -Answer officer’s questions and show appropriate documents such as license and vehicle papers.

    -When alright to do so, turn signal on and merge onto the road after closing the window.

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