How To Protect Your Rights During A Traffic Stop

The Flex Your Rights Foundation has an interesting article on their website on how you can protect your civil rights when dealing with the police during a traffic stop.

Their six tips are:

  1. Keep Your Private Items Out of View
  2. Be Courteous & Non-Confrontational
  3. Just Say “No” to Warrantless Searches
  4. Determine if You Can Leave
  5. Do Not Answer Questions without Your Attorney Present
  6. Do Not Physically Resist

You can read the full article on their site. (updated link 06/2010)

Also, check out their video below called:
Busted: The Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Police Encounters.

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6 Responses to “How To Protect Your Rights During A Traffic Stop”

  1. Todd says:

    Some cops are nice, some are corrupt, and some don't conduct themselves professionally. On time an old man forgot to set his parking brake and his truck hit my car. I called the police and 3 cops came. When that old man walked over to the police one cop said "What pops you gonna pee in your pants" which was so not nice. I mean is it really appropriate to say that to an old man? I would think not. I hate to say it but some cops are A-holes. I'm thankful that there is laws and amedments to protect good citizens.

  2. George says:

    Don't forget you can sue cops into oblivion via 42 USC 1983.
    Take every penny to their name.

    They are NOT law enforcement officers [juries & judges are], they are public servant peace officers.

  3. Style of Leadership says:

    Would it have been better if the cop said, your powers are weak old man?

  4. Todd says:

    Police should not be saying inapproriate things to people period!!! Its that simple!!!

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