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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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This is a must watch for everyone.....including teenagers!

Her's the thing on vehicle searches, or any searches for that matter, without a warrant or some sort of exigent search, they are completely voluntary. Repeat completely voluntary.
I too would never consent to a search of my vehicle. However, I've been involved in a heated argument with a few LEOs I know who insist that if they pull you over for a traffic violation or a bulb being out on your vehicle, that is a violation of the law and therefore gives them reason to search your vehicle.

Is this correct? They insisted that if they "wanted" to search your vehicle, they'd search your vehicle.
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