Lesson 3: Legal Rights for Youth

Topic 4: Your Rights in a Car

Youth Rights: In a Car

If you are the driver, you must give the police officer your name and address.  Also, you must show the police officer your driver’s licence, car registration, and insurance.

A passenger in a car does not need to give their name and address if the car is stopped for a driving matter, unless the passenger is involved in a seatbelt violation.

If drugs are involved or there is evidence any other crime has been committed, a passenger in a car must give their name and address as s/he may be a witness to, or suspect in a crime.

Scenario from the “Your Rights in a Car” Video

Sav is driving along in his car with his girlfriend Mimi when the police pull the car over.  In one version of this scenario, the police ask to look in the trunk.  They find drugs. View the video on the LegalRights4U website.