What should I do if a police officer stops me in my car?
Please do the following:
  • First and foremost, you should pull your vehicle over to the side of the roadway immediately. You will normally be asked for your license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. You should know where these items are and provide them to the officer upon request.
  • Since the officer does not know you - just as you don’t know the officer - there is an atmosphere of caution that the officer will want to maintain.
  • Minimize the amount of movement in your vehicle.
  • Do not exit the vehicle unless directed to do so.
  • Be honest and direct in your conversation.

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1. On my street there seems to be an excessive amount of speeding or other traffic problems. How do I request extra traffic enforcement?
2. I know of a traffic light that is not operating properly or a sign that is knocked down, who do I contact?
3. I have a suggestion to improve traffic safety in a particular area of the city. Who would I contact for that suggestion?
4. I received a ticket for a traffic violation, how do I take care of it?
5. What are the fines and points given for specific moving violations?
6. Upon my request, does a police officer have to show me the radar used to “clock” me?
7. Where can I get a copy of the traffic laws?
8. What should I do when I get involved in an accident?
9. What should I do if a police officer stops me in my car?
10. What are the parking ordinances and fines in the city of Midland?