Indiana SB 0295 – Driver instruction regarding law enforcement procedures
Driver instruction regarding law enforcement proceduresFull Bill Text
UPDATE May 1, 2019: 2019 Legislative session adjourned on April 30 without taking action on the bill.
This bill has been assigned to the Senate Homeland Security and Transportation Committee but is not yet scheduled for a hearing.
It would require the bureau of motor vehicles to include in any driver’s manual published by the bureau: (1) a description of law enforcement procedures during a traffic stop; and (2) actions a motorist should take during a traffic stop, including appropriate interactions with law enforcement officers. Requires the driver education advisory board to consult with the commissioner of the bureau of motor vehicles and the state police department regarding instruction on: (1) law enforcement procedures during traffic stops; and (2) actions a motorist should take during a traffic stop, including appropriate interactions with law enforcement.
Driver education is important, more so when enforcement is concerned. Information vetted by the state should also be supplemented by the NMA’s The Yin and Yang of Surviving a Traffic Stop.