Vehicle Traffic Stops
Police Officers are trained to ask for identification. Providing
your documentation will simplify and speed up the process.
Traffic stops are a very important law enforcement function, which
maintains safety throughout our community.
Remain in your vehicle unless the officer advises otherwise. Keep
your hands on the steering wheel so the officer can see them.
the stop occurs during darkness, please turn on your dome light so
that the officer can see that all is in order.
Bright spotlights are used for the safety of all persons involved.
They are not meant to intimidate or embarrass you.
officer may issue a ticket. If you feel the reason is unclear, ask
for details. If you do not agree with the citation, please do not
argue at the scene. All citizens have the right to question their
citation before a judge.
Not all traffic violations are required to
appear in court. Read the back of your ticket for all necessary
information regarding your given court date.
Allow clerks 5-10 business days to
have your ticket entered into the system before calling to find out fine
Tips Courtesy of Greenwood Police Department Website