You're driving along and you see a cop car behind you - suddenly, the police officer's lights illuminate, signaling for you to pull over to a safe area. You may begin to get extremely nervous, especially not knowing what you could have done wrong.
If you do get pulled over, don't panic. If you knew that you were doing something illegal, then chances are you already know what you'll be ticketed for. If you aren't sure, just breathe and be understanding when the police offer approaches your vehicle.
Here is what to do next when you are pulled over:
- Pull over promptly and safely. Move far over to the shoulder or park somewhere safe.
- Roll down your window and turn off your engine.
- Have your license and registration ready to go
- Be respectful!
If you do find yourself in a situation where you are pulled over by the police for a mechanical issue, such as a broken taillight, be sure to give us a call here at Service First Automotive afterwards and we will fix you up to settle your fix-it ticket.