- Your goal is to keep the engagement as cordial and brief as possible.
- To further that goal, you want to be respectful and non-threatening – you should keep your hands within the clear view of the officer and avoid abusive or belittling language.
- You should be prepared to readily provide any documentation requested – such as your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.
- You should also be mindful of your body language – avoid hasty or quick body movements.
Keep in mind, the roadside is the officer’s domain. The officer seeks to engage in a respectful and brief inquiry.
Complaints of abuse or improper conduct by the officer can be made to appropriate agencies and addressed in a court of law.