Ask an Officer: What is Proper Etiquette for a Driver Being Pulled Over?

Officer Wayne Twombly answers questions from readers

Have a question you've always wanted to ask someone in law enforcement? Officer Wayne Twombly of the Fair Oaks Police District, which encompasses Oakton, will answer your question through our Ask an Officer feature. Readers submit questions and Officer Twombly responds. Send questions to Nicole.Trifone@patch.com or submit them in the comments section below.

Here is this week's question:

What is proper etiquette for citizens when being pulled over for a traffic stop? 

They should pull safely onto the right shoulder, whenever possible. Hands should be kept on the steering wheel. This is for safety reasons, the driver's and mine. Just relax, and we will then introduce ourselves, ask for your license and vehicle registration. We will then advise you why we pulled you over.


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