SPRINGDALE (KFSM) - The recent traffic stop incidents across the country have left many wondering what exactly they have the right to do when pulled over.
Lt. Scott Lewis, with the Springdale Police Department, said there are only two things you have to do during a routine traffic stop. You must give the officer your drivers license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance and exit your vehicle if an officer asks you to do so.
"If an officer asks you to exit your vehicle he's usually got a really good reason for that and that's something you can not refuse," he said.
Lewis said there are a few rights you may not know you have. He said you can film the interaction between you and the officer. Also, if an officers asks to search your car, you can say no.
"You have the right to film it as long as it's not interfering with me doing my job," he said.
Fayetteville City Prosecutor Casey Jones said the way traffic stops are conducted can vary from city to city and state to state.