When David Price got his license at 16, he, like most teens, was excited. However, after he finished celebrating, his parents sat him down at the kitchen table to have “the talk” before gifting him with his new car. This conversation isn’t unusual. For many Black youths, preparation for driving comes in multiple steps, the first being run of the mill safe driving tips, the second, distressing instructions about the dangers of driving while Black. Price told Because of Them We Can this talk sparked the idea for The Safety Pouch, a storage device that aims to make interactions between civilians and police safer and more efficient.
“[I remember] having the conversation, I was thinking to myself that there must be something available to help facilitate this interaction between law enforcement and civilians. After we were done talking, I did some research to find products to help with this, but I was unable to find products that would be safe for both law enforcement and drivers to interact with,” Price told BOTWC.