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--When two vehicles from different directions arrive at an intersection at different times, the vehicle that arrives first goes first.
--When two vehicles from different directions arrive at
the same time at an intersection with no signs or signals, the driver on the left must allow the driver on the right to go first.
--If the traffic lights at an intersection are not working,
all vehicles coming to the intersection must stop. The
driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.
--Drivers entering an interstate from an entrance ramp
must yield the right-of-way to traffic already on the
--Drivers entering any intersection or traffic circle must
yield to traffic already in it.
--When entering a roadway from a private road or driveway, you must stop and yield to all traffic and pedestrians.
--You must yield for pedestrians who are crossing a street within a clearly marked crosswalk or at an unmarked intersection. Remember that turns on red are especially hazardous to pedestrians. Avoid conflict with
pedestrians and permit them to cross the street safely.
--You must yield to funeral processions. Do not cut
through, join or interfere with a funeral procession.
Unless led by a police escort, the lead vehicle in a funeral procession must obey all traffic signs and signals. Other drivers in the procession may follow carefully without stopping and may use hazard lights (flashers) to indicate they are in the procession.
--You must yield to all military convoys. Never cut through or join a military convoy
- Remain calm.
- Pull off to the right side of the roadway. Position your
vehicle as far away from traffic as possible.
- Turn on your flashers.
- Turn off your engine, radio and any other device that
could block communication with the officer.
- Roll down your window so that you can communicate
with the officer.
- Keep your safety belt fastened and ask your passengers
to keep their belts fastened.
- Stay in your vehicle. Do not get out unless the officer
asks you to.
- Keep your hands in plain view, preferably on the
steering wheel. Ask your passengers to keep their hands
in plain view also.
- Do not make any movement that will make the officer
think you are hiding or reaching for something.
- Carry proper identification: a valid driver's license, proof
of vehicle registration and proof of insurance. If the
officer asks for these documents, tell him where they
are and reach for them slowly, keeping one hand on the
steering wheel.
- If the officer is driving an unmarked car or is not in
uniform, ask to see his or her identification.
- Answer the officer's questions fully and clearly. If you
don't understand something, politely ask the officer
questions to clarify.
- If the officer issues you a citation, do not argue with the
officer about the citation. You will have your chance to
make your case when you go to court.
- You will be asked to sign the citation. This is not an
admission of guilt. Refusal to sign the citation may result
in your arrest. Or, you may be required to go to the
police station.