Originally Posted by GTyankee
I was told unofficially
if the officer can't see what your hands are doing without pressing his face close the glass, your getting a ticket
when an officer ( city, county, state, or federal ) is walking toward my truck, i roll down both front windows, if its night time, i also turn on my inside lights. My wrists then go on the steering wheel, unclenched
i don't want them getting nervous, my long beard & hair puts them on guard enough
Sorry for that, but i had to smile a lot while reading such posts.
As far in switzerland you won't ever see such a situation like that.
Cops here are most friendly and would never think suspicous if you wouldn't do any of those things
Just get a little small talk with em and it's fine. Ok exept you've done something really bad - whatever.
I was only once in FL/USA in 1994 and allready then at the airport i was thinking there must be loads of bad guys in case of the security and how the acting.
Also i guess if maybe a swiss guy would come into a police control on the roads of USA he would act of course wrong and would be fastly taken out of the car lol
Hard business you guys have over there.