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Report: Driving While Black Is Deadly - Now There's a Remedy
Now There's A Free Downloadable Guide to Surviving a Police Vehicle Stop
Fortunately, there may be now be a remedy for such unnecessary shootings.
It is available free for download from the Internet - at banzhaf.net/
After all, the major concern is to deter wrongful shootings of civilians by police, says Banzhaf, who developed something that every parent of a teen driver, as well as other drivers who may be concerned about being pulled over by police, should download and mount in their car.
It appears that in the majority of questionable shootings by police of both Blacks and Whites, the individuals either did not fully comply with police directions and/or took some sudden action which could create concern for officer safety and lead to a shooting.
While this does not in any way excuse or justify shootings which are wrongful, it does suggest that, had the driver and/or passengers acted differently, they might not have been shot.
To help educate and remind all drivers how to act when stopped by police officers so as to minimize any chances of being shot, law professor Banzhaf, working at the GWU Law School, has developed a set of simple and clear guidelines to be clearly displayed in cars.
They are designed to be mounted on both sides of both front-window sun visors where they will be readily visible to the driver and to the front-seat passenger at all times. Copies of the instructions can be downloaded free and then printed on any computer printer before being mounted in the car,
While all of the instructions are simple and basic - such as to turn off the car's engine, make no sudden movements, not reach into the glove box without obtaining the officer's permission, etc. - it is important that they be immediately available to people who are stopped by the police, since the event can be filled with tension, and all too easily lead to mistakes by a frighted or careless driver or passenger.