All true and very perceptive .Others will argue that if it's not illegal to drive a motorcycle without a helmet it shouldn't be illegal to drive without a seat belt.
I think what you mean is, there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop.
Traffic stops are dangerous and officers need to be hyper-vigilant even on minor offenses. I think most officers would like to have a back-up unit nearby, but it's not fiscally practical in a lot of places. Some departments do run 2 officers per car, but it's not too common around here. You are correct though, that it's very dangerous and even a minor offense does require extreme caution.
What's funny is that "us vs them" mentality is perpetuated by the "news" and social media. How many actual police officers have you spoken with who are anti people, vs how may people you've talked to who are anti police? I see posts, and hear news reports all the time saying how people hate police, allege police are racist, abusive, sexist, etc. I've yet to see a post or news reports where an officer is saying they hate people and they're out to harass as many people as they can?
It's not the police with the "us vs them" mentality. It's the media selling that story to the people (some of who buy into it). Actually talk to some cops and ask them why they became a cop, or what their favorite part about their job is. Most will tell you they do it to help people, to make their community better, and their favorite part of the job is when they can help someone who can't help themselves.
Yup. Aim the LED's down a hair, and wave as you go by the other Jeeps.
You are some sort of genius .