Michigan police will now be able to identify people with deafness or autism before engaging during traffic stops, thanks to a new designation implemented by Michigan's Secretary of State earlier this week, the Associated Press reports.
"With the sirens going off, I didn’t know how to react properly to the officer,” DeGroat said.
"I advocated and provided testimony for this bill because of my experience as someone with autism being pulled over by an officer, and having an anxiety attack because of it, and the officer did not know how to respond," he said. "That's why I advocated for it and I'm happy to see these bills are taking effect.
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