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Police distribute cards with 'do's and don'ts' when being pulled over

Source: Finklea Law Firm Source: Finklea Law Firm
Source: Finklea Law Firm Source: Finklea Law Firm
Source: Finklea Law Firm Source: Finklea Law Firm

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) The City of Florence wants you to what to do and what not to do if you are pulled over by law enforcement.

“We feel that it could be the difference of a life,” Ed Robinson, Florence City Councilman said. The Carolina Regional Black Chamber, Finklea Law Firm and the City of Florence are hoping to get the postcards with tips on being pulled over into your hands.

The front and back card help educate the public on the "do’s and don’ts" when being pulled over.

“Act responsibly and respect a police officer. One of the last things on this card is if you want to argue with a police officer, wait until your day in court,” Attorney Gary Finklea said.

So far, 10,000 cards have been printed, and the group hopes to get them in the hands of as many people as possible, including younger people.

The cards have suggestions like what to do if you are a female and feel unsafe with an officer pulling you over in a dark rural area.

All suggestions on the card are tips  Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler said these tips can help make a traffic stop safe and secure for everyone.

 “A police officer’s awareness is high when he or she stops a motor vehicle,” Heidler said. 

WMBF News asked the chief about things drivers do that can make an officer feel uneasy. “They won’t roll their window down. There are certain other things that they’re not doing… they won’t answer the police officer when they speak to them. That obviously heightens the officer’s awareness,” Heidler said.

The cards being distributed are meant to act as a guide so that bigger issues don’t happen.

 “I think that all of us, regardless of race or background, has a tendency to be a little bit intimidated when you are stopped, so a reminder of the steps that you should take as a private citizen is a positive approach,” Drew Griffin, City Manager said.

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