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Traffic stop and driver conduct-- how should you behave?

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Question for LEO's all the people that carry. If you're pulled over by a LEO how should one behave? I've read a couple of suggestions but I'm wondering what the glock pro'ers think. Here's what I've heard/read:

-- Roll down all windows
-- Interior lights on if it's at night.
-- Hands stay on the steering wheel until asked for license/registration.
-- I realize it'll vary from state to state whether or not you're legally obligated to declare if you have a loaded firearm in the car. For me, when I'm asked by the LEO I would hand them my drivers license as well as my CCW license, then answer all questions he/she has while I keep my hands visible and on the wheel.

Does this seem reasonable so far?

Thanks in advance
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Some states have license/permit status linked with the driver's license database, but not all states do. Likewise, some states require drivers to disclose if they are carrying, but not all have such a requirement.

My advice is to not make the weapon an issue unless it is going to be an issue.

Click here to see an article that I wrote on the subject. Please note that it is based on GA, and some of the laws in GA have changed since this was written.
yeah in MI you have to disclose to the officer that you have a CCW and are packin. it's not on the driver's license, but i heard that's coming soon.
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