Last year the North Carolina General Assembly voted to add a section to the state's DMV driver’s manual on what to do during police traffic stops.

Some of the basics include: Don't get out of your car. If you are armed, let the officer know. And, of course the most basic: Cooperate and do what the officer tells you.

The law took effect Jan. 1, and the guidelines will be required reading in all driver’s education classes in high school.

In addition to the manual, the information is to be included in on-the-road training and in the classroom.

All of the major law enforcement groups in the state helped draft the guidelines, WSOC TV reports.