Driving While Black Law and Legal Definition

Driving While Black is a term used in contemporary U.S. vernacular. It refers to the criminalization of black drivers. Driving While Black occurs when policemen use traffic offenses as an excuse for stopping African-Americans who have not committed any offense, questioning them, and searching them and their vehicles. In such cases, police stop black drivers without the usual requirement of ‘probable cause’ or ‘reasonable suspicion.’ The term is often abbreviated as DWB.