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||Car Seat Installation
Several of our officers are certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and can help new parents install their child's car seat properly. Call (973) 377-0100 x 556 to make an appointment.
|What to do When Stopped by the Police while Driving|
There are many different reasons why the police might stop you.
You may have witnessed a crime.
The officer might think you are in trouble and need help.
You may have committed a traffic violation
You or your vehicle may fit the description of a suspect.
Whatever the reason, the officer needs your cooperation.
If you are stopped by the police while driving, you may feel confused, nervous, or even angry. These are natural
feelings, but remember, traffic stops can also be stressful and dangerous for the police officer. Each year, a number of law enforcement officers are killed or seriously injured while making the "routine traffic stop." Police officers are especially vulnerable during the hours of darkness.
With this in mind, there are things that you, as a law-abiding citizen, can do to help make the contact a more efficient, positive experience for both you and the Police Officer.
When stopped by police, please remember:
1. When you see the flashing lights or hear the siren, remain calm and slowly pull to the right side of the road.
2. Remain in your vehicle unless the officer advises otherwise. Be sure the officer is wearing a police uniform. If
not, keep your door locked and ask for credentials.
3. Try to keep your hands where the officer can see them. It's a good idea to rest both hands on the steering
4. Avoid any sudden movements, especially toward the floorboard, rear seat or passenger side of the vehicle.
Do not immediately reach for your license or other documents until the officer requests them.
If your documents are out of reach, tell the officer where they are before you reach for them.
If the stop occurs during darkness, the officer will likely use a flashlight to illuminate your vehicle. You can help by
turning on your interior lights so the officer can see the interior of your vehicle.
If there are passengers in your vehicle, encourage them to remain quiet and cooperate with instructions. You, as the operator, are solely responsible for your vehicle and its occupants.
Many departments use single-officer patrol cars. It would be normal to see two or three marked units on a routine
traffic stop, especially at night.