Every time you think you have heard it all, something comes along to make you scratch your head in wonderment once again. The following is not a joke or a prank.
To address the question of whether West Virginia motorists are being stopped because of their race, on Jan. 1 police will begin collecting data on the race of every motorist they stop.
How will they make sure of a person's race? They won't ask. Instead, they'll guess.
Yes, you read it correctly - they'll guess. So say the rules posted by the West Virginia Secretary of State's office last week.
Other information that must be listed on a form separate from any citation includes:
The type of violation for which the vehicle was stopped.
The action taken - a citation, warning or no action at all.
The time and day of each stop.
How long the stop took and the patrol area and county where the stop took place.