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To continue our previous post on road safety and driving responsibly. Below is Julie Sussman, et al's (Dare To Repair Your Car) take on what to do when getting pulled over. Call us if you need a cheap tow company in Reno!
Whether you're commuting to work or running errands, there are lots of interesting ways you can keep your anger in check and actually enjoy the ride.
Books on Tape
For those of you who belong to a book club but never seem to find the time to finish one, books on tape is the answer. They can be purchased at any bookstore, or online at www.booksontape.com. And, of course, you can borrow them for free through your local library. You can't stretch your legs while you're driving, but you can stretch your mind.
Share a Ride
If the only way for you to control your anger is to be around people you know, then commute with someone. Not only will it keep your mind off the other drivers, but It will save you money. In most major cities, you'll also be able to use the HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lanes.
The Road Less Traveled
If you live in a metropolitan area, there is no road that's less traveled. However, there are times that are, so run errands at nonpeak periods of the day, and see if you can change your schedule at work so that you're not commuting during rush hour.
Is the only blue-light special you're familiar with the one that's trying to pull you over? If so, don't cop out on reading all of this important information.
Getting Pulled Over
It's a sickening feeling, isn't it? You're driving along and you see the blue light flashing in the rearview mirror and you think, "No way, it can't be me." But the police car is still behind you, and now you know ifs you. You have no choice but to pull over ... or do you?
Unmarked Police Car
You see a blue flashing light on the car behind you, but it looks like a regular car, not a police car. How do you know if it's an unmarked police car and not an imposter?
An unmarked police car will have multiple antennae, a spotlight, and lights inside the grille, not on the top of the car. The lights are sometimes placed inside the windshield toward the top of the window. It's very expensive to outfit a car with a siren and flashing lights, so if an imposter has rigged his car to look like an unmarked car, it probably will only have one light. Another clue is that unmarked police cars won't have ornate grilles, whitewall tires, or any other fancy packaging.
Trust you gut. If the car doesn’t seem kosher, then it probably isn’t, so don’t pull over. If you have a cell phone, call 911, report the situation, and request a uniformed officer to respond to the scene. The operator will be able to verify whether it is a police officer behind you – and if it's not, then a police officer will be dispatched to your aid.
Continue to drive at a normal speed and turn your flashers on, which will indicate to the motorist (if it is a police officer) that you are aware of the situation and will pull over when you feel it's safe to do so. If this occurs at night, turn on the interior dome light and signal with your hand that you will be pulling over. If possible, drive to the nearest hospital, police station, or public place, and if you feel you're in danger, blare your horn.
If you have pulled over, don't get out of your car and don't turn the engine off until you know for sure that the person is a police officer. Every police officer must show you his or her identification card with a badge – not just the badge. If there is no ID card, the person is definitely an imposter. Drive away as quickly as you can to the nearest public place and call 911."