Bill would create rules for 'proper etiquette' when pulled over

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GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) - (11/1/17) - A new bill has cleared the House Transportation Committee that would create rules and guidelines drivers must adhere to when being pulled over my police.

"Right now I don't really know what the procedure is when you're pulled over," said driver Marsha Denoyer.

That's because there isn't one under state law currently.

Retired Driver's Ed instructor Gary Langdon says, in the meantime, drivers should play it safe.

"Simply do as you're instructed, never run, never be aggressive, never run your mouth, never talk trash, it's not going to do you any good," Langdon said.

What also won't do you any good is being disrespectful.

"Everything should be yes sir, yes mam, no sir, no mam, be very contrite, keep your hands visible at all times and do exactly as the officer says," he said.

If the bill passes, Michigan's Secretary of State would create the rules, which would then be taught by driver's education instructors for teens.

Michigan State Police say a common sense approach is key. Troopers tell ABC12 to always have your hands visible and do not reach for your registration and proof of insurance until instructed to do so.

The bill will now head to the full House for consideration.

For more information on House Bill 4075, click on the 'related links' section on the right side of this page.

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