Originally Posted by Wraith Rider
It's always a bit scary to read about your cops. Here in good old Europe I get off the bike, take off my helmet and don't have to worry about where my hands are or in what pocket I will reach at the next moment.
Here we've got too many assholes running around with guns who shoot cops at traffic stops, as a youtube search will show you. So, naturally, the cops tend to be a little wary when making traffic stops.