twomillenium wrote:lonestar144 wrote:Before LEO gets to your car, have your DL, LTC and insurance in hand with your hands on steering wheel. This will prevent any misunderstandings that might arise if you start grabbing for stuff after officer has approached the vehicle.
Huh???? Don't you think the LEO can see you fumbling around before he gets to your car? The LEO has no idea what you are doing! Place you hands on the steering wheel and proceed with the exact legal instructions the LEO will give you. I assure you the LEO will be much more appreciative of those actions instead of trying to figure out what you are doing as he approaches and whether or not he is in danger.
I get my DL, LTC, and insurance out before my car has even come to a stop. Then hands on the wheel and items in my left hand.
I've never drawn any concern from and LEO doing it that way and also never gotten a ticket written. Only warnings and "thank you for carrying".
I would never be fumbling around in the car at the time the officer was coming close to it.