Thursday, October 22, 2009

What to Do if You are Stopped By Police?

Suggestion #4:
4.  STAY in your vehicle.  If you are asked to exit the vehicle, do so slowly.

You can find the entire collection of suggestions as we compile them by clicking the link on the right hand side of this page. Thanks to the Port Arthur Police Department for allowing us to submit these items to our readers.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

What to Do if You are Stopped By Police?

We continue with suggestion #3:
3. NEVER attempt to outrun the patrol vehicle or pretend not to see the lights or hear the siren!

As always, you can find the entire collection of suggestions as we compile them by clicking the link on the right hand side of this page. Thanks to the Port Arthur Police Department for allowing us to submit these items to our readers.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What to Do if You are Stopped By Police?

In our ongoing series of suggestions from the Port Arthur Police Department, we present #2:
2.  When being signaled by an officer to stop, look for the nearest place to position your vehicle as far out of the lane of traffic as possible.  Pull off to the right side of the roadway unless otherwise directed.  Stop and turn on your flashers.

You can find the entire collection of suggestions as we compile them by clicking the link on the right hand side of this page.  Thanks to the Port Arthur Police Department for allowing us to submit these items to our readers.

Monday, October 12, 2009

What to Do if You are Stopped By Police?

On October 9, 2009, The Monk Law firm participated in a program put on by the Port Arthur Police Department which provides a re-education to drivers and attempts to remind them of the dangers present on the roads. Officers Cobb and Antoine of the Port Arthur Police Department can not be thanked enough for their presentation.  As part of that presentation the Port Arthur Police Department provided instruction as to what an individual can do if they are stopped by a police officer.  Through a series of posts our office will be providing that instruction through our blog with the permission of the Port Arthur Police Department.  This is the first of those posts.
If you are stopped by a police officer for a violation under our laws or ordinances you are expected to cooperate. Just as the officer strives to maintain a level of professionalism during the traffic stops, drivers and occupants can do their parts, too, by following these simple guidelines."

1.  Carry proper identification: a valid driver's license, proof of insurance.

Check back for additional updates as we compile the list of 25 items that the Port Arthur Police Department hopes you consider if you are stopped by a police officer.

"Rhino" Sales Suspended

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Yamaha Motor Co.’s U.S. sales arm has agreed to suspend sales of its Rhino 450 and 660 off-road recreational vehicles, and to offer free modifications to vehicles already in service that would make the vehicles less prone to rollover accidents.

The CPSC, in a statement, said owners of the affected Yamaha Rhino vehicles should immediately stop using them until the repairs are made.

The CPSC statement said the agency’s staff has investigated more than 50 incidents involving 46 driver and passenger deaths in these two Rhino models. The agency said “more than two-thirds of the cases involved rollovers and many involved unbelted occupants.”

Many of the accidents “involve turns at relatively low speeds and on level terrain,” the agency said. About 120,000 of the affected Rhino models have been distributed nationwide since the fall of 2003, the agency said.

The CPSC said Yamaha will install a spacer on the rear wheels and remove a rear antisway bar to help reduce the chance of rollover. The company will also continue to install half doors and additional passenger handholds on vehicles that don’t currently have those features.