Driver’s Ed in Illinois Will Include New Life Saving Material
In 2017 all Driver's Ed. classes in Illinois will include new life saving material for it's student's in teaching what to do when getting pulled over by a cop.
You might ask why is this life saving? Well in this day in age, our police are on high alert with all the shootings of officers and vice-versa civilians.
Think about it, remember the first time you got pulled over? Ugh! the sweaty palms, that sick knot in your stomach, you're thought was 'I need to get out my license and insurance.' You might have even reached for it and had it ready when the officer approached your window.
Well know days, especially, it's best you stay put, don't move and keep your hands where the police can see them.
If you thought your stomach felt sick and nervous, think about the cop getting out of his car to walk up to an unknown stranger they've just pulled over. They have no idea what they're walking into. Although it's a routine traffic stop, as we've seen in the news, some of these routine things have escalated into intense situations.
The Northwest Herald reports that Governor Rauner signed into law "last month that mandates dedicated instruction time to teach students what to do and what not to do when they are pulled over by police."
Basically, this will help young drivers to learn not to panic or do anything that could look suspicious to the approaching officers that could possibly turn into an incident where the driver is found on the ground cuffed or even worse. It's a way to protect both the driver and the officer.
The coverage of new material will go into effect for the 2017-18 school year at any school of facility that provides "instruction to teens younger than 18."
Well it makes sense.It's just unfortunate that we now have to teach this. What ever happened to using common sense and having respect of those in authority positions?