It’s winter up here, and although we’ve been in the midst of chinook weather for weeks now, it’s still not rideable, and won’t be for the foreseeable future. Thus I am inclined to be riding the web in search of diversions. I came across this article in Car and Driver:
What to do during a traffic stop:
- Pull to the right at the first safe opportunity, then turn off your engine.
- Stay in your car with your seat belt fastened. Roll down your window. Turn off the radio. Don’t even think about touching your cell phone.
- Place your hands on top of the steering wheel and sit quietly. Ask passengers to remain silent.
- Retrieve license, registration, and proof of insurance only when asked to do so.
- Answer questions succinctly. Avoid arguing, cursing, or interrupting when the officer speaks to you.
That all sounds about right to me.