Relax Respect Respond
Girl Scout Badge Presentation
Hannah Richard Gold Award Girl Scout Project
why she created
RELAX RESPECT RESPOND
In drivers training, the instructors don’t go into depth or talk about what to do when confronted by law enforcement. That is why I choose to get involved. Driver training instructors think we should know what to do when we get pulled over, but we don’t which is the problem. The 3 R’s program: RELAX RESPECT RESPOND goal is to get new drivers educated, so they know what to do when confronted by law enforcement. Too many incidents happened because new drivers weren’t given any information and got nervous and the nerves got to them.
I have been working with the Troy Police Department School Liaison Officer Julian, and Brenda Rosenberg, (community leader and liaison to the Girl Scouts of South East Michigan) who created Hate 2 Hope: a program that fosters trust between law enforcement and community by working together to face challenges and find solutions as a team.
Our goal is to make sure that when a new driver starts to drive, they will be prepared if they get pulled over by police. Being pulled over by police can be a stressful event for both sides, law enforcement, and the driver/passengers. The 3 R’s Program is to help new drivers feel prepared and to be educated on what to do when confronted. The mutual understanding of the 3 R’s Traffic Stop Protocol will make drivers, passengers and law enforcement feel safer and less stressed when stopped by police.
There have been too many incidents of drivers running off, and both drivers and police being injured and dying because of lack of knowledge on what to do when confronted by law enforcement on the road. We accomplish our goal and purpose by making a presentation and video illustrating a step by step account of traffic stop protocol for drivers, passengers and police with the Troy Police, and support of Brenda Rosenberg, and (see poster of Traffic Stop Protocol). As a reminder of the 3 R’s Program RELAX RESPECT RESPOND, Troy High School students will receive a pocket decal for their phones which will help them remember by staying relaxed, being respectful and responding in a nice manner, being pulled over will be less stressful and safer for drivers, passengers and law enforcement.
Listen to our rap song
"Relax Respect Respond"
TRAFFIC STOP PROTOCOL
FOR DRIVERS, PASSENGERS, AND POLICE
When you see the lights flashing DON’T PANIC. Find a safe place to pull over (if a parking lot is close, go there).
Use your blinker and pullover to right side of road.
Put car in park.
Do not move until officer gives you directions. Keep hands on steering wheel.
Let officer know where you need to get license, registration. Clearly communicate ( “I need to reach into my glove compartment, purse or console.”
If driver is a a CPL holder, officer must be told immediately.
Any person in the car can be asked to step out.
KEEP IN MIND
- Officer will let you know why you were stopped.
- Officer will explain the citation (if there is one) court date, fines etc.)
- If civilian is being uncooperative ( not showing ID, not coming out of car when asked etc) officers have the right to physically remove anyone from the car.
- Officer will identify themselves and badge number if asked.
Practical Law TV interview
|Co-creators:||Hannah Richard – Gold Award Girl Scout Project|
Brenda Naomi Rosenberg – Girl Scout Leader and Advisor
|Rap Song:||Dovingall Music; Michael Mingall and Alfonso Dover|
|Video:||Trinity Films Entertainment Group; Director Marshalle Montgomery Favors, Producer Lazar Favors|
|Law Enforcement Advisor:||Officer John Julian – Troy High School|