Originally Posted by Superfly_M3
Do you know how stupid this looks??? You will probably be questioned for insanity or if you had any drugs that night.
... You forgot to mention to turn on the dome light.
You want to keep your hands clearly visible at all times and away from your pockets, etc. You don't want to grip the steering wheel since that may imply you are about to drive off.
Dome light may or may not be safer for the police officer. There is a reason they shine the light right into your eyes when they approach. They also don't want the passenger to have as much visibility as they do in case they are either hiding or reaching for something. It can go both ways though.