DWB Insurance

Black motorists can now purchase insurance against police harassment for DWB: Driving While Black. Subscribers to a package of prepaid legal services can purchase additional "Legal Shield" coverage as well, which provides them with a toll-free number to a consulting attorney, available 24-7, and a membership card to show police. The monthly fee for the package, which covers general civil matters, is $16; Legal Shield is an additional $1. Approximately 65,000 people have signed on for the program; figures on how many motorists have used it and with what results are not available.

- Bay State Banner (Boston)

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