What Are Your Rights When You Get Pulled Over?
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"Typically, it's ok to turn your flashers on, reduce your speed, giving them an indication that you're looking for a place that's either safe or well-lit, so that you can pull over," Coleman said.
Coleman says it's fine to continue driving to a comfortable location but not to keep going for miles.
"That's called eluding, and if you start engaging in activity that will put yourself in danger or the lives or safety of others in danger, that's called aggravated eluding. So you don't want to subject yourself to that," said Coleman. "This is something that has to be dealt with very cautiously. Common sense has to prevail here."
Oklahoma City police says if you don't feel comfortable where an officer has pulled you over, then stop and call 911.
"Stay on the line with 911 during that traffic stop," said Oklahoma City Police Captain Dexter Nelson. "You can even tell the officer 'I'm on with 911,' and most officers are not going to have any problem with you having a phone call going on at the time, as long as you're not actively engaged in that phone call."
Nelson also says a dispatcher can then listen in on the stop, and you can also request that a supervisor come. In most cases, it will be a marked police car, but if it's not, Oklahoma City police says one will be dispatched to assist on the stop.