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Why does the police touch the back light or the back of the car when they stop someone?

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Why does the police touch the back light or the back of the car when they stop someone?

Why do American cops touch the back light or the back of the car when they stop someone?

What is hidden behind this gesture apparently without importance and later in the post I will explain to you why it can be useful in some cases even for an ordinary citizen.

It’s a procedure, and it’s something that not just Americans do.

In the police academy they are trained when they stop a car to touch the taillight, trunk or bumper when we approach the car for several reasons.

The most important thing, according to the instructors, is to make sure that one or more of the officer’s fingerprints remain in that vehicle so that investigators can always establish a physical connection between the officer and that vehicle in the event of a critical accident or in the event that the officer is seriously injured or killed (shootings, traffic accidents, and so on).

Instructors teach you to always get your hands on the side of the vehicle near the back but NOT on the back.

Polizia-che-tocca-il-fanale-posteriore-dellauto Why does the police touch the back light or the back of the car when they stop someone?

Never in the back because it means you’re on the driving line of the vehicle.

It is important to touch the vehicle while remaining on the side to prevent the agent from being hit in the event of a reverse.

There are several dash cam footage where the officer stops a suspicious vehicle and crashes back into the patrol car just as the officer or officers are approaching.

If you look at the videos the impact was strong enough to blow up the air bags and break the radiator, think if the agent was in the middle of the two cars.

Sometimes they are wanted events of a criminal who wants to hit the car and then flee, other times it is elderly people where being cars with the automatic transmission in agitation instead of putting the car in crowds (position P) was inadvertently positioned in reverse and panicked when they took their foot off the brake they pressed on the accelerator.

If the agent had approached from the back and not slightly to the side he would have been crushed.

In addition, the resting hand allows you to feel the vibrations, even a micro movement anticipating the movement if necessary and leaving the fingerprints on the car as proof of escape, in addition to video footage, etc.

The criminals are very creative and when they follow a suspect and stop him some of them have committed vicious crimes and are armed.

It’s full of footage of people who shoot when the officer approaches the car.

Touching the hood is necessary to leave the footprints but also to give yourself time to observe what the person does inside the cockpit, if he is agitated, where he has his hands, how many are inside the car or van, etc.finger-2081169_1280 Why does the police touch the back light or the back of the car when they stop someone?

The cops also touch the trunk to make sure the trunk is closed.

A trunk or back door of a semi-open van, means that they have been opened it can mean that someone is there ready to jump out or shoot as soon as you walk past us and approach the front of the vehicle.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time a policeman has touched the car to which a gun approaches and is pointed at him if no fire is even fired.

The person in the vehicle shoots and kills him and that is also why the officer remains moved back from the side of the stopped person so as not to give a clean line of fire and still be able to see all the movements of the stopped person(s).

In some countries, however, these operations are complex and high-risk, it is not just a daily routine.

Another very popular place to touch the car is the roof near the driver’s side window to allow the agent in case the car was very dirty to choose where to leave its footprint or better in the less dirty area of the controlled car.

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For a civilian citizen, what it means to touch the car.

In the case of a civil citizen who is, for example, in an altercation with a stranger, perhaps for a parking lot, or for other discussions, touching your attacker’s car at a precise point can be useful to leave an imprint again, as well as try to store the model, color and license plate of the vehicle immediately.

Or driveway at night, you arrive in front of your door, there is no driver marks license plate and color, take a picture, touch the car at a precise point, write a message to a friend, if they arrive in 4 drunks and beat you to death and survive these are evidence.

If you don’t do this before even if you save yourself you may not remember the color because it was night, you don’t know the license plate, etc.

Personal defense is all there is before after is combat or escape and surviving is part of your skills.

In the event of a random attack around, your fingerprints would be on your attacker’s car, and in serious crime situations it could all be evidence at the trial stage.

Evidential instruction is that part of the investigation phase that deals with gathering the necessary evidence in order to decide on the issues identified and discussed in the course of the discussion.

Conclusions

Why does the police touch the back light or the back of the car when they stop someone?

Now you know that a seemingly meaningless gesture contains a lot but a lot of importance.

So this gesture of touching the car is wanted and with more meanings of control / precaution and if during the control by the policeman the stopped man ran away, at the time of capture the police will be able to corroborate the escape from the presence of the policeman’s fingerprint on the headlight of the car all this in front of the judge in addition to the dash cam footage if they are available.

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