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Black and Latino drivers disproportionately arrested for suspended licenses, per new study.




Traffic fills the 110 freeway during rush hour, May 7, 2001, in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The Texas Tranportation Institute annual report on congestion has declared that Angelenos have the worst traffic congestion of 68 urban areas, spending an average of 56 hours per year sitting in traffic. The national average of 36 hours has more than tripled since 1982.
Traffic fills the 110 freeway during rush hour, May 7, 2001, in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The Texas Tranportation Institute annual report on congestion has declared that Angelenos have the worst traffic congestion of 68 urban areas, spending an average of 56 hours per year sitting in traffic. The national average of 36 hours has more than tripled since 1982.
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Driving is a part of life if you live in Southern California

But if you're black or Latino, you're more likely to lose your license due to unpaid tickets than white drivers

That's according to a study conducted by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights based in San Francisco

The Committe crunched data from the US Census Bureau and records from 15 police and sherriff departments throughout the state

Joining us now to unpack the numbers is Theresa Zhen. She's an attorney with the non-profit A New Way of Life. Her organization also contributed to the study.

Audio coming soon.