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How to Handle a Traffic Stop

If you are pulled over for a traffic stop you have nothing to fear, in fact it is the police officer that may be fearful because they never know what situation they are walking into. A police officer may pull you over for any traffic violation, no matter how minor. If you are ever pulled over, do not fight with the police or disrespect the officer, it will worsen your situation and ruin both your day and the officer's. 

Red Light Cameras

As the light turns yellow many drivers approaching intersections scan for pedestrians, other cars and police officers before making a split-second determination of whether to risk running a red light, or slam on their brakes. Sometimes the split-second decision of whether or not to run a yellow light is a difficult call to make and depends greatly on circumstances, such as the proximity of the car behind the driver, the amount of traffic in the intersection and whether or not a police officer is near to issue a ticket. The introduction of red light cameras may cause the scan for police officers to shift into a scan for cameras in the intersection. A driver crossing the white line on their side of the intersection once the light has turned red activates a red light camera to flash and capture video and photo evidence of the possible violation. The red light camera then sends information to a law enforcement official that reviews what the camera has gathered to determine whether a violation has occurred. If the law enforcement officer has determined that a violation has occurred then a citation is issued to the registered owner of the vehicle and if they pay the fine on time no points will be added to their license.

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