One way people might get a good behavior ticket is by wearing their helmet when riding a bike. (Thinkstock)
Police issue tickets for good behavior
October 22, 2015
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Getting a ticket from police in one Massachusetts town does not have to be a bad thing.
Concord's police department says it plans to issue up to 200 "citations." They are for good behavior. That could include such things as wearing a bicycle helmet. It could be for wearing a seat belt. It could also be for yielding to pedestrians at a crosswalk. And it might even be for looking both ways before crossing a street.
Police Chief Joseph O'Connor says it is a light-hearted way to connect positively with the community.
People will not get a fine or a court appearance from these citations. Instead they can be redeemed. The citations are good for two scoops of ice cream at Reasons to be Cheerful. It is a local dessert cafe. The owner of the restaurant is Wade Rubinstein. He agreed to donate the ice cream.
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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
What other good behavior could police reward?
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