|Your turn signal can keep you safe on stops|
Dpty. Mike Gross, Boone Co. (KY) SD
There is a trick I use to keep myself safe on the side of the highway. We have over 28 miles of I-75 and I-275 in my county, so I am on the Interstate a lot. When I tell guys of my little trick they look at me funny and wonder why they didn’t think of it.
What I do on my stop or if I am backing another officer is activate my left turn signal. This makes motorists think I’m trying to get back into traffic, thus making them merge into the opposite lane to give me a great cushion. I have guys tell me all the time how amazed they are at how effectively this works!
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