Aside from sleeping through your alarm or burning your tongue, getting pulled over by a cop is one of the worst feelings ever. Not only is it one of the most nerve-wracking driving experiences, but it usually results in a hefty fine or worse, jail time, or worse. As recent events have shown, sometimes interacting with the police can be unexpectedly dangerous. To help you play it cool and stay safe during your next moving violation, we've created a list of what to do if you get pulled over by the cops.
Whether you're guilty or not, being pulled over can trigger so much anxiety that you completely forget you're a human being. You hear the sirens, slowly make your way to the right, and next thing you know your tongue is rolled out on the floor mats and you're sitting a pool of your own sweat and shame. But don't worry! Many people don't know what to do when you get pulled over, but you're not alone. There's plenty of advice for a traffic stop that you can keep in mind.As much as we'd all love to start blasting N.W.A. at the mere sighting of the Five-0, these tips for what to do if you get pulled over will definitely help keep you out of (more) trouble. It might not magically save you from a ticket, but it could help. And while we hope you never have to use this knowledge, this traffic stop advice could potentially save you from eating crow later on (like... in traffic court). Read through and vote up the helpful hints you think are most useful.