Philadelphia ban on minor traffic stops goes into effect

Emily Parkin

Driving Equality Bill: Councilman explains significance of legislation Councilman Isaiah Thomas joins Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the driver equality law. PHILADELPHIA – A new law banning traffic stops for minor infractions went into effect in Philadelphia Thursday, despite recent legal challenges from the police union.  Thursday’s implementation of their […]

Philadelphia traffic stops: Mayor signs legislation making Philadelphia the first major US city to ban police from stopping drivers for low-level traffic violations

Emily Parkin

The law, which passed Philadelphia’s city council last month by a 14-2 vote and has the support of the city’s police department, designates seven low-level violations for which traffic stops are prohibited, including bumper issues, minor obstructions, broken lights and a license plate that is not visible or clearly displayed. […]