CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol has released a series of tips to follow when stopped by an officer.
In a video posted to Facebook Wednesday, SCHP's Senior Trooper Delvin Brown and Sgt. Bob Beres list several things that can be done to ensure the safety of both the person being stopped and the officer during a traffic stop.
"Law enforcement make difficult, split-second decisions every day," Brown said.
The troopers' suggestions include pulling into a lighted area well off the roadway, refraining from making sudden movements and turning on your vehicle's interior lights.
If you have a permit to carry a firearm, present it to the officer when you give him or her your license.
"If you don't agree with the officer's enforcement actions, please wait until the court date to make your point," Beres said. "Avoid arguments on the side of the road."
Watch the full video here: