Tuesday, June 11, 2013

We Scream for Ice Cream

In Brimfield Township, Ohio the police are writing tickets to children wearing their helmet. Good for one free ice cream cone from Franks Drive-In, located on SR43. A program that was revived after a ten-year absence.

I hope more community police departments will embrace programs like this on a periodic basis. What could be a more effective way to teach young cyclists best practices then a reward from a police officer in the course of an average day. At the same time this benefits a locally owned business as the child who is ticketed will most likely bring friends and/or family who will also buy ice cream.

This is the precisely the kind of ticket I wish we could all get once in awhile.

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