Thanks for that reply Larry1108. A lot of that seems common sense and your post clarifies that, well said.
And yes, there are some good replies in the thread. What I enjoy about forums is the unlimited wide audience and open participation invites more creativity and experience on any subject even if you have to dig thru it a bit
what would make this thread shine is to hear from actual officers and their views on keeping their clients (?) privacy on the subject for routine traffic stops. I would be hesitant to just exit the vehicle, but don't think it unreasonable to discretely let the officer know you are glad to answer any questions in confidentially.