Black Survival Tips: 9 Ways to Not Die During Your Next Traffic Stop


Interacting with the police while black, typically referred to as a near death experience, can be dangerous and unpredictable. While we strongly advise against it, here are some tips to help you survive:

  1. Play dead. Remember, they are more afraid of you than you are of them.
  2. Put pressure on the wound or cauterize with a blowtorch until the ambulance arrives.
  3. Call the ambulance before you leave home.
  4. Bleach.
  5. Play some soothing, non-threatening music as the police approach your car. Actually, turn the radio off. Music could excite or confuse the officer into a murderous rage.
  6. Why is it so silent in there? What are you trying to hide?
  7. Just sit back and relax if you’re such an angel. Bullets can’t pierce innocent skin.
  8. Make peace with your god.
  9. Do. Not. Resist. This cannot be stressed enough. It takes way longer to be murdered that way.