This one is for the Gunfighter, our resident law enforcement professional in these parts.
Gunfighter: I've noticed frequently that when state troopers pull over speeders on the interstates around here, they angle their patrol cars in such a manner that generally either the front end or sometimes the back end is sticking out into oncoming traffic. Any one who paid attention in driver's ed knows this is dangerous and illegal as it impedes the flow of traffic and puts you at risk for being struck. As we all learned, when you pull over, you're supposed to pull completely out of traffic.
So, why do law enforcement professionals position their cruisers in a manner that impedes traffic and risks an accident when they pull folks over?
I'm just wondering because everytime I see this, I curse at the LEP. I know I probably shouldn't, but their manuever just seems so illogical. Anyone else would be cited.