End unnecessary traffic stops in Vermont
Vermont residents deserve to feel secure in their communities, which includes the ability to drive without fear of unnecessary interactions with police.
Unfortunately, drivers in Vermont are stopped by law enforcement at three times the national average – with Black and Brown drivers being stopped nearly three times as often as their white counterparts.
These encounters are not merely data points. They represent people with real lives who are impacted negatively and even endangered by over-policing.
Passing a bill called H.176 would end unnecessary traffic stops in Vermont by limiting law enforcement's ability to pull over drivers for "non-public safety" reasons such as an expired registration, obstructed license plate, or broken taillight.
Placing stronger limits on the broad authority we have ceded to our law enforcement agencies – particularly in policing our roadways – can be one of the most direct ways to further racial justice and equity in our state.
Make your voice heard by urging your elected representatives to vote yes on H.176. This form is editable, so please personalize your message to let decision-makers know why this issue is important to you.
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