New research over the last few years has helped reduce racial disparities in traffic stops in several communities in Connecticut — while also improving police effectiveness.

That has been accomplished by encouraging police to focus almost entirely on roadway safety and not use traffic stops as a pretext to address other issues. 

In addition to reducing racial disparities, the system now could lead legislators to consider a significantly different approach to traffic stops. Reporter Tom Condon outlines the proposed changes to host Ebong Udoma.

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Long Story Short takes you behind the scenes at the home of public policy journalism in Connecticut. Each week WSHU’s Ebong Udoma joins us to rundown the Sunday Feature with our reporters. We also present specials on CT Mirror’s big investigative pieces.