Brody J. Hart (Readers' Forum, June 27) suggests that motorists who are pulled over by an officer should extend their hands out of the window or raise them in the air. Policemen nationwide do not prefer such an unwarranted sign of submission by the motorist, but rather ask that the drivers, who have been pulled over, to immediately place both their hands high on the steering wheel. It is also helpful that passengers sit facing forward with both hands in view, since passengers are also a security risk to policemen who have pulled vehicles over.

Lon Pearson

visiting researcher at BYU