Amendments

The Traffic Stop Travel Kit focuses on the legal issues that arise during a traffic stop.  The issues of privacy, communication, and legal access.  These issues correspond to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments of the Constitution.  Privacy is a vital concern when it comes to police interaction, but since privacy must be asserted we have taken steps to provide you with the confidence to assert your rights.  Improper communication can increase the risk of not returning home at the end of the night.  Therefore, we look to provide you with information on what questions you don’t have to answer.  The ability to have legal assistance increases confidence that you will have access to an attorney if you rights are violated.  All of these issues plague communities around the country but even more so in communities of color.

Even though the Traffic Stop Travel Kit focuses on the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments, you are also asserting your 1st Amendment right to freedom of speech.  It’s about saving lives, getting you home safe and providing you with information.