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Teen Drivers & Police Encounters: Understand Traffic Stops & Know Your Rights

In this course, students will learn what to expect during traffic stops, what their rights are, and be able to have their questions answered from a law enforcement perspective.
Davind Taylor
40 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 3 learners
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year olds
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45 minute class

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Class Experience

Students will learn:
-common reasons for a traffic stop
-police thought process before and during a traffic stop
-what to do during a traffic stop
-what NOT to do during a traffic stop
-different methods police use to approach vehicles
-why you may be asked to exit your vehicle, and what it could mean
-if giving consent to search is a good idea
I was a police officer for 4.5 years where I worked on patrol, as a School Resource Officer, and a Truancy Officer.  During my time in law enforcement, I received additional training through the Georgia Public Safety Training Center on many subjects to increase my knowledge as a law enforcement officer.  After leaving law enforcement, I was a Criminal Justice Instructor at a local college where I taught courses to young adults and high school student earning college credits.  These courses included Intro to Criminal Justice, Ethics, Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Justice, Corrections, Criminal Law.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
At the end of the course, students will watch a video of a traffic stop and critique it based on what they have learned.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Students should understand that this is a sensitive topic in light of current events; therefore, appropriate conduct and conversation will be maintained at all times.   As a former police officer, it is my goal to have students understand how to properly interact with police and what to expect during this interaction.  Having knowledge of their rights will increase the chances of young drivers having a safe, incident-free encounter with police.

Classroom Rules:
1.  Derogatory comments against police will NOT be allowed or tolerated.
2.  Profanity will NOT be allowed or tolerated.
3.  Students are expected to respect the views and comments of others.
4.  Students are not required to share experiences, and may listen in quiet support of others.
5.  Students are welcome to share their thoughts and experiences without judgement; this is a safe space.


Davind TaylorFormer Marine, police officer, college instructor, and ESL teacher...I've done it all!
40 total reviews
48 completed classes

About Me

Hello parents and learners! My name is Davind (sounds like "Devin") and I am excited to share my classroom with you!  My background is very diverse, as my headline says, so I have vast knowledge in many areas from law to essential oils!  My core... 
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