A Police Officer is behind me with his lights on. What should I do?
Pull over to the right. The Police Officer is either stopping you or trying to get around you. If he is stopping you, put your directional on and carefully move to the shoulder of the road. Never slam on your brakes and never stop in the travel lane.

Do not get out of your car - wait for the officer to approach you. This is done for your safety and the safety of the officer. If the officer is trying to get around you, safely pull to the right side of the roadway and stop until the officer goes by. Then pull safely back out into the traffic lane and continue on your route.

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1. Why aren't officers catching "real" criminals, instead of writing tickets?
2. Does the Idaho Falls Police department have a ticket (citation) quota?
3. Are radar jammers legal in Idaho?
4. In Idaho can I be stopped for not wearing my seatbelt if I do not commit any other violation?
5. A Police Officer is behind me with his lights on. What should I do?
6. Can an officer pull me over without using radar or laser speed measurement?
7. Why do officers shine so many lights when they stop a vehicle?
8. Are radar / laser detectors legal in Idaho?
9. I received a speeding ticket in Idaho Falls and lost it? What do I do?
10. How do officers test suspected drunk drivers?
11. I was stopped by an officer and my driver license, registration, or insurance card was not returned. What do I do?
12. What happens if I refuse to sign a traffic ticket?
13. Can a police officer pull me over for no reason?
14. Can a police officer issue me a citation without showing me the radar or laser gun he used to obtain my speed?
15. Can a police officer pull me over if I am "going with the flow of traffic?"
16. If I am legally stopped by a police officer on the street, can he search me?