10 Common Ways People Get Pulled Over
Jan. 4, 2023
Here are ten reasons why police officers might pull a vehicle over:
Speeding: This is perhaps the most common reason for a traffic stop.
Running a red light or stop sign: This is a safety issue, as it can lead to accidents if vehicles are not following traffic signals.
Improper lane changes or lane usage: This can include swerving between lanes, failing to signal when changing lanes, or driving in the wrong lane.
Following too closely (tailgating): This can be a safety issue if the vehicle behind is not maintaining a safe following distance.
Defective or improperly functioning equipment: This can include issues with the vehicle's lights, brakes, or other essential equipment.
Drunk or impaired driving: Police officers are trained to look for signs of impaired driving, such as swerving or driving erratically.
Suspended or revoked driver's license: If an officer runs a license plate check and finds that the driver's license is suspended or revoked, they may pull the vehicle over.
Outstanding warrants: If an officer runs a background check and finds that the driver has an outstanding warrant, they may pull the vehicle over.
Vehicle registration or insurance issues: If a vehicle's registration or insurance has expired, or if the officer determines that the vehicle is not properly registered or insured, they may pull the vehicle over.
Suspicious behavior: If an officer observes behavior that they deem suspicious, they may pull a vehicle over to investigate further.
It's important to note that these are just a few examples, and there may be other reasons why a police officer might pull a vehicle over. If you have been pulled over by police and were charged with a crime, contact The Town Law LLC today for a free consultation.