The top three reasons police stop young male minorities? Driving a car carrying three or four men; driving a car with dark, tinted windows; or driving a beat-up car, Abdussabur says.
“In all three instances, these vehicles would appear suspicious to almost all police officers because of the race or ethnicity of the person operating the vehicle,” he says. “Because of this, the majority of motor vehicle stops … involving African American and Latino/Hispanic males are most often initiated as criminal investigation stops.”
Driving without a license, registration or insurance is a problem for many young minority men. A paycheck is more likely to be used to support family members or to pay college tuition than to pay for auto insurance or registration fees, Abdussabur says.
To rectify this, the guide provides step-by-step instructions. Need to get the car registered? Expect to spend a full day at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Need insurance? Make it a priority in your budget.