Being pulled over by the police may often feel personally distressing. However, the traffic stop may not be directly attributed to a moving violation. Unbeknownst to the driver, there could be an equipment malfunction or perhaps the officer may be conducting an investigatory stop, simply because your vehicle matches the description of a vehicle wanted by the police for an unrelated event.

The FBI Springfield Division Field Office has released a safety video and legal companion that explain not only your rights, but also the limits of police during a traffic stop.