Statistics Show then Most Common Reason for Contact with the Police is Being a Driver in a Traffic Stop- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.
According to Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) findings based on a Police-Public Contact Survey (survey that interviews U.S. residents about their contacts with police during the previous 12 months), showed the most common reason for contact with the police is being a driver in a traffic stop.
Being pulled over for the first time can be a stressful time and because it is most likely your first contact with a police officer it is helpful to know some unwritten rules about interacting with an officer during a traffic stop, to avoid having an already stressful event become any worse:
- turn off your engine and place your hands on the wheel where the officer can see them;
- remain in your vehicle;
- follow the officer’s lead and wait for instructions before speaking or reaching for anything.
- become argumentative;
- fumble around looking for your registration and insurance instead keep them all in an envelope in your glove compartment;
- tell the officer you plan to contest his or her decision to write you a ticket. - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.
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This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.