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80 Percent of Truck Drivers Won't Drive to Cities With Defunded Police

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A truck navigates a city street in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 15 June 2020 07:11 PM

Truck drivers around the country are worried about traveling to cities that have defunded police departments, a new study conducted by CDLlife reported.

Nearly 80% of truck drivers will not take loads to cities where police departments have been disbanded or defunded.

The poll was conducted using the CDLlife App for smartphones, and the website said it had received 1,283 responses as of June 13.

"If something was to happen and you have to take matters into your own hands, and then you risk being prosecuted for protecting yourself," an anonymous respondent said.

In early June, the Minneapolis City Council pledged to retool its police department and reallocate funding to redistribute funding to other parts of its public safety budget.

"This is not an area you need to act fearless and think you’d look like a fool for saying no. … Imagine what kind of fool you look like for driving into a hot spot and putting your life in danger," another respondent said.

“I will not deliver to an area with a disbanded police department. My life matter[s] and I do this for my family," a third respondent said. "We are already at the mercy of these towns and cities with laws and hate against us for parking, getting a meal or even using a restroom.”

The CDLlife did not publish a margin of error for their poll.

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