Being pulled over by the police is a stressful experience. Keep in mind that in today's climate, police stops are also stressful for the officer. When your vehicle is stopped by the police your demeanor and what you say during the stop can determine whether you receive a citation or a warning. In more extreme cases, your demeanor can determine whether you are asked to perform a field sobriety test, or whether the police pursue a potential search of your vehicle. These are just a few of the many things that you can do to help ensure that your interaction with the police is a short one.