In the UK, the police can stop a vehicle for any reason. Of course, you’re best off cooperating with the officers who stop you but what rights do you have when they start asking questions and poking around your vehicle? When a police officer asks you to stop, you have to do so by law. You’re breaking the law if you don’t stop but that doesn’t mean that they have the rights to do or say anything to you.
If you’re stopped, the police can ask to see your driving licence, your MOTcertificate and your insurance documents. If you don’t have them on you, you have up to 7 days to produce them at a police station. As you’d expect, you’re breaking the law if you don’t produce the documents as asked.
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