Advantages of the passenger-side approach
from By Brandon Elliott
It's hard to believe in this day and age that a lot of guys and gals out on the street are still using the driver-side approach on a traffic stop. Change is something cops don't take to well. When things change, we get uncomfortable; and when cops become uncomfortable, we become grouchy. This makes progressive training and review of tactics very difficult for some agencies. On a typical traffic stop, approaching a vehicle from the passenger side and conducting the stop from that side is the safer choice in many ways.
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