Some Safe Driving Tips

Hello Everyone,
With the winter weather upon us, (and roadblocks cropping up nearly everywhere around us), here are a few safe driving tips to keep in my mind. If you have interest or questions about any of these you can find more detailed information on my web site at:


1. CHECK YOUR EXPIRATION DATES for inspection stickers and registrations. An unwanted stop for expired inspections and registrations has led to many a DWI arrest.
2. CHECK THOSE PLATE LIGHTS AND BRAKE LIGHTS: You can be driving perfectly lawfully and not know your rear plate lights are out until you see the unwanted spectre of flashing blue lights in your rear view mirror. Check these frequently!
3. PRACTICE RETRIEVING YOUR LICENSE AND REGISTRATION BEFORE YOU ARE "UNDER PRESSURE": A little practice on this task can make a big difference in your DWI case. Hopefully you won't drink and drive. If an officer smells any alcohol on you, however, or thinks he does, he'll be watching for any delays or fumbling when you produce your license and registration. Practice producing these items until you can do so smoothly in the comfort of your home or garage or other safe place before you are compelled to do so under the pressure of flashing blue lights. A registration holder can help avoid some confusion here. Email me for a registration holder if you don't already have one for all your vehicles, boats and OHRVs.
4. BE POLITE: Politeness is better than a bad attitude during a traffic stop. It certainly doesn't mean you need to do any testing at the roadside, but a courteous, "no" to a request for field sobriety testing will serve you better than a vulgar refusal.
Have a safe week,

1 comment:

  1. do you have to give them your license and registration even if you werent doing anything wrong?