After the tragic shooting death of Daniel Harris in, North Carolina by a State Trooper we felt it was important to share this video. Daniel was deaf, and he was only 29 years old when he was shot dead after stopping and getting out of his vehicle. Daniel’s death has left his family shocked and heartbroken.
We would like those with hearing impairment’s to feel a little more prepared for being pulled over with these coping skills. As we all know sooner or later it happens to most of us and knowing the right thing to do could save a life. In the video Jennifer gives some good common sense advice, as she models how she is constantly checking her mirrors and stays alert of her surroundings. When pulled over she stays in the car, immediately making the officer aware she is deaf and the need to write things down. She waits and sees what the officer wants her to do and follows his directions accordingly. A card saying the driver is deaf is a good idea but we advise making sure the officer knows what you are doing, and can see you are not reaching for a weapon. In America there are 50 million people who are deaf or hearing impaired and that is a lot of drivers. Hopefully these tips will help everyone stay a bit safer. God Bless!