By Andy Metzger

“Rooted in one of the most abominable facets of the nation’s past, racial profiling remains a risk today for drivers of color. At the same time, the havoc caused by motorists distracted by smartphones, a triumph of ingenuity and engineering, presents a uniquely modern hazard on streets and highways. “I look at this as a public safety issue, as a biker who’s been hit on Tremont Street, as a physician who takes care of these patients,” Santiago said. “First and foremost, the most important thing to me is making sure people are safe on the roads.” That said, Santiago would prefer that police be required to collect data on the racial makeup of the people they stop.””