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LHS students get dos, don’ts of a traffic stop

Law enforcement officers teach Lebanon students what to do if they get pulled over

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The sight of flashing red lights in the rear view mirror can be stressful even for adults, so Lebanon High School wants to make sure younger drivers know how to conduct themselves during a traffic stop.

What to do when stopped by the police is the topic of a presentation being made to Lebanon High School students this month.

Assistant Lebanon High School Principal Craig Reeves said the school wants students, who are new drivers, to know how how they should react when an officer pulls them over.

“We want to make sure our kids know what to do, what not to do,” he said. “Everybody gets pulled over by the police one day, it can be a nervous scenario if no one knows what to do, so we’re trying to use the experience of these police officers to help them learn, do this, don’t do this.”

According to Reeves, the main rules are to comply with the officers commands “and if you have a problem, work it out with a judge on another day, not on the side of the road, that’s when things can go bad.”

For more on this story see Wednesday's LCR.

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