I read this and got a little irritated. I'm a white woman. When I get pulled over by the cops, I do ALL the things listed, and nobody ever sat me down and told me these things or made a big deal about it. It's common sense! I don't move unless instructed too, I follow instructions, I don't resist or act like a smart ass. Don't reach for anything, well duh. It annoys me that this is some kind of bad reflection on cops that you have to teach a black man these things. If it's normal in your culture not to know how to behave at a traffic stop, don't blame the cops. I'd think it's a good thing to get the message out there. Unfortunately, these's a lot of people out there that don't follow these rules and makes it unsafe for everybody. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...-stops-pulled-over-police-shootings/86804484/ Here are six things that Lanham told his son that are similar to what Watson heard from his father about getting pulled over by a police officer. 1. Avoid getting pulled over for small infractions like a broken tail light by keeping your car up to date. 2. If you are pulled over: Keep both hands on the steering wheel or in the air. 3. Try to stay calm and be "overly" respectful. 4. Look straight ahead. 5. Loudly say what you are doing, and explain every movement. 6. Do not reach for anything, and if asked make sure you are verbally saying what you are doing as you reach.