Ask a chief

Q: I know traffic stops can be very dangerous. What should I do if I’m pulled over?
A: Always pull over to the right, well into the shoulder (unless the officer directs you to do otherwise) as soon as possible. Put your car in park and turn the engine and your radio off. Turn on your flashers and interior light. Roll down your window. Continue to wear your seat belt. Keep your hands where the officer can see them. Do not look into your glove compartment or purse until you are asked to do so. The primary consideration at a traffic stop will be the safety of you and the officer. These tips will shorten the time of the stop and help reduce exposure to roadside hazards.
— Joel Brott, Sherburne County sheriff

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