Police can pull over a car if there is a reasonable suspicion that a law is being broken or a crime committed. Minimizing your chances of being stopped by police require taking a common sense approach to avoid attracting attention to yourself. There are two areas – driving conduct and legal compliance of your vehicle, where a little effort can minimize your chances of being pulled over by police.
As far as driving conduct goes, police are going to be attracted to speeders, people running red lights or otherwise obviously breaking the law. You don’t want to be the person speeding at 90 mph on US 1 through a school zone and drinking a beer. This person is likely to attract unwanted attention to himself. Slow and careful driving, using turn signals and coming to complete stops for example, reduce the amount of attention that police will give you on the road.
The other way to minimize your chances of being pulled over is to ensure that your car is registered, insured and inspected with all of the required information correctly displayed. Do not alter your car such as lowering it or changing the exhaust system. Do not use illegal ground effect lighting or tinted windows, and keep the stereo down to a reasonable volume. It is illegal to drive with an obstructed view, so even something hanging from a rear view mirror could give probable cause to pull someone over.
We offer free consultations for all traffic and criminal law issues, so call today to schedule an appointment. If you are able to speak with an attorney over the phone then usually you can get an appointment the same day.