First of all, your Dallas Fort Worth Buick GMC dealer, Freeman Grapevine wants to remind you that it is illegal in almost every state to drive without your license. Of course, we are all human and there are times where we have simply forgotten our license. Either you’ve mistakenly left your wallet, or purse at home or you had taken out your license and forgot to replace it. It happens…even to police officers.
Here’s the deal, and the same holds true in any traffic stop situation: be polite, up front and courteous. If you are all of the above, the attending officer will likely be the same. Be up front about not having your license immediately. Don’t waste the officers time, or he’ll probably end up wasting yours. Plus it is a good display of honest and respect for the Officer.
Let’s say you didn’t leave your license at home but are driving after you’ve had yours suspended. What do you do? Again, be up front. The attending officer is going to find out anyway, so just tell him immediately that you are driving on a suspended license. If you are lucky, you will get out of there with just a citation. Make it difficult for the attending officer and the only way you will be leaving is in the back of his cruiser.
Check out this video for the right way to interact with the police in regards to your missing license.
The bottom line is that your Dallas Fort Worth Buick GMC Dealer, Freeman Grapevine suggests that you be up front with the officer that has pulled you over. Chances are if you made a mistake and left it at home, he’ll let you off with a warning. However, if you aren’t up front with him or her, your situation may end up being less than pleasant.