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May 26, 2020

What Should Your Teen Do If They Get Pulled Over By The Police?

May 26, 2020

Seth Smiley here from the Smiley Law Firm. There is another topic for the Parents of Teen Drivers Facebook Group. Somebody asked me in the group last night about what we should teach our kids when getting stopped by the police?

Well, whatever they are stopped for, whether it is for a speeding ticket, seatbelt violation, or anything else, it is vital to comply with whatever the officer is asking you to do. That is important as you are in their zone.

Tell your teen driver that they are at the mercy of the police, so don’t mouth off, or create any negative tension – be polite and follow what you are told. Hand over their license, insurance, and registration and be cooperative.

It is fine to say, “Hey, I am a teenager. Do you mind if I call my parents about this incident?”

Usually, the police will be okay with that. Or even wish to speak to the parents, or escort the teenager home. The police like to know that there is parental involvement, and it can go a long way towards helping your child out of this situation.

If you have any questions or examples of good or bad situations with the police, please send me a direct message or post under the video.

Thank you.

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