I understand that it's lawful to furnish ID to police when requested, but what are you supposed to say if you forget/don't have it on you when asked for it?
I carry mine about 99% of the time, sometimes not (either couldn't find wallet and have to go, or just couldn't find it and didn't need it. Either is rare because my wallet has my credit cards and other stuff, etc). I've been thinking that in either situation where I'm on foot or pulled over I would explain to the officer that I don't have it on me, but would be more than glad to answer any of his questions so that he can verify who I am.
Would this be the correct approach? I understand I would get a citation to provide proof of driver's licence if I get pulled over and don't have it on me. I'm not asking "how do I not carry ID because I hate the police blah blah", but simply, if this situation were to happen, how do I allay the officer's suspicions that I might be trying to provide a false name, etc.