Being stopped by the police while driving: your rights
The police can stop a vehicle for any reason. If they ask you to stop, you should always pull over when it’s safe to do so.You’re breaking the law if you don’t.
If you’re stopped, the police can ask to see your:
- driving licence
- insurance certificate
- MOT certificate
If you don’t have these documents with you, you have 7 days to take them to a police station. You’re breaking the law if you don’t show the requested documents within 7 days.
You can also have your vehicle seized if you’re stopped on suspicion of driving without insurance and for some other offences.