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English_max50

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

I recently herd that if your ever out driving, and an unmarked car tries to pull you over, and your not sure its an actual officer, you can dial *77 and it will connect you to the State Police?
My question is....
1. Does *77 exist? And
2. If you keep driving, because you dont think its the police, but it really is, wouldent you get in a whole heep of trouble for not pulling over?

Fear_max50

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What state is this?

English_max50

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IL

Fear_max50

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Hmmm. dunno about IL. But never heard of anything like it in FLA. Too #1. good question. to #2 in FLA. yes.

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*77 works in about 5 states. Illinois is not one of them. 911 is the number you would want to call in any example given. If your not being pulled over by the state police getting them on the phone isn't going to do much good anyway. Calling 911 in a vast majority of states and areas wil get you to the jurisdiction you are in and most likely the 911 center that is aware of that traffic stop.

If someone is worried about who is pulling them over I suggest, cracking the window and closely examining the ID presented by the officer. Of course if it IS a bad guy, that window is going to stop a bullet. C'est la vie....


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English_max50

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Thanks Mr. Jim

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Never heard of this.

1979_max50

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If it is an unmarked unit and you feel like it may not really be the police you can call 911 and ask before pulling over and you will not get into trouble PROVIDED that you maintain a normal speed and obey all laws. If you happen upon a marked unit or a fire or police station you can pull in there as well. Once 911 has confirmed that it is the police, pull over immediately, turn off the car and place you hands on the windshield palm up and follow the Officers instructions. 911 will have told him of your concerns.

063_max50

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This is a legitimate concern, especially for a woman. I can't think of any officer that would not understand your concerns in not pulling over right away. I suggest that you should acknowledge that you know the car is behind you. Put on your 4 ways, turn on your interior light, motion with your hand as if to say I'm going to a well lighted place where there are people around. Remain calm, and by all means do not speed up! Dial 911 and let them know what you are doing. If it is a police officer, 911 will tell you it is an officer, and you should then pull right over, and more importantly the 911 operator will tell the officer what is going on, and it will serve to defuse a possible very dangerous situation for you.

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Good Points Jims.

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There was a mass email being passed around a long time ago about this. As some before me have said, #77 (#SP) will work in some states. Most of those being the state with "State Police" hence the #SP=77. Here in NC and a few others that don't have State Police but instead Highway Patrol, it's *47, which is *HP. So, as stated, the best idea if you are unsure in your travels through other states, just dial 911 and they will get you in touch with proper agency.

*side note...it amazes me sometimes when people will call our *HP line because they think if they dial 911 they will get their 'home' county 911, no matter where they are in the world. I mean really people!

edit: I'm not sure why part of this is in bold print...don't know what I did there. :)


Andrea ~ NC Highway Patrol Telecommunications ~ 15 years