May 2, 2016 10:44 AM by News Staff
Getting pulled over can be a stressful situation for many drivers.
It can cause them to forget things and prompt a mistake that can cost them big time.
One app developer in Florida is trying to help smooth the edges in that situation.
We've all been there, pulled over. We might not know what we did but app developer Eric Bryant, in a skype interview, says we might not know what to do
"I ended up doing the research, to find out the do's and don'ts of when you get pulled over by the police," Bryant said.
A lot of the advice is really common sense, like keeping your hands at 10 and 2 and not reaching for any documents until law enforcement is at your window asking for it.
But Bryant says it's these little things that can make all the difference.
"It's going to help people understand the consequences," he said.
Like bigger fines or even arrests. He warns to watch out for what he calls trick questions from law enforcement
"Do you know why I stopped you?"
Bryant says there's only one answer.
"No officer, could you please explain to me why I’ve been stopped," Bryant said to say to officers.
Most people agree, respect is key.
Bryant says you can increase your chance of getting out of a ticket by asking for a written or verbal warning.
Later this year, Bryant said he is holding a contest to reimburse one lucky winner the price of a speeding ticket you already paid.