- Associated Press - Sunday, March 5, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Lawmakers in several states want to require driver’s education courses to teach motorists about proper traffic-stop behavior. Most bills don’t legislate what that behavior should be, but Illinois’ 2017 “Rules of the Road” handbook published last month offers some do’s and don’ts:

- slow down and safely pull over to the right-hand shoulder or nearest safe location.

- keep both hands clearly in sight on the steering wheel until the police officer instructs otherwise.

- be prepared for an officer to approach your vehicle from either side.

- do not exit your vehicle until asked to do so, since getting out may be viewed as aggressive behavior.

- when asked for your driver’s license and proof of insurance, say where they are, then follow the officer’s instructions.

- don’t debate with the officer about the reason for the stop or a ticket. There will be time in court to defend yourself.

-don’t be uncooperative, and don’t resist if taken into custody.

- expect the officer to treat you with dignity and respect. Report any inappropriate behavior to the officer’s superiors.

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Source: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_a112.pdf


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