Driving While Brown? Minorities More Likely To Get Traffic Tickets

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A new study may confirm what many African-American drivers have already suspected.

According to a study released by the Illinois Department of Transportation, after a traffic stop, minority drivers are more likely to receive traffic tickets and have their vehicles searched by police.

TheRoot.com reports:

That’s not huge news to anyone familiar with the expression “driving while black” and the real-life experiences that inspired it. However, the results suggest that “driving while brown” might be more accurate: Among minorities, Hispanics fared the worst, getting tickets 65 percent of the time, with black and Asian motorists coming in at 62 percent.

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