Riding a car while black

White and black Floridians wear their seat belts at roughly the same rates [however] … According to a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union, police in Florida were nearly twice as likely in 2014 to stop and ticket black drivers for seat belt violations — and that may be an underestimate, since at least one county with a history of racial disparities in seat belt citations stopped reporting its stats altogether. [link]

Florida seatbelt citation rates

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One comment

  1. (Tell me if I’m reading this incorrectly.) The chart indicates that blacks are 1.7 times more likely to not use a seatbelt. Using the 1.9 figure to imply that fully half the citations for blacks are total fabrications, motivated by racism, strikes me as disingenuous.


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