Police issue tickets for good behavior 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
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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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What other good behavior could police reward?
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COMMENTS (46)
  • Eric0221-YYCA
    10/22/2015 - 09:05 p.m.

    I think that this might not be a bad idea but it is hard to do because you will already forget what you will do to get a good behavior citation but what is not a bad idea is because we could exchange the citations for ice cream. I think that Massachusetts town might be the only towns that polices can offer good behavior citations to citizens who are doing safety things in town.

  • avak-haw
    10/27/2015 - 08:09 a.m.

    Maybe, they could stop smoking in their cars because if they roll their windows down and smoke flies out then that could maybe pollute the air...

  • morgangracec-haw
    10/27/2015 - 08:10 a.m.

    Not parking in handycap when you're not.

  • maggieo-haw
    10/27/2015 - 08:12 a.m.

    How a about stopping at a stop light?

  • lauray-haw
    10/27/2015 - 08:15 a.m.

    For helping a friend or an old person. I think maybe for listening and following directions.

  • abbyk-haw
    10/27/2015 - 08:16 a.m.

    They could reward not spedding.

  • devinm-haw
    10/27/2015 - 08:18 a.m.

    Police could reward other good behavior like not honking in traffic, not running over animals, or even not littering.

  • julianm-1-haw
    10/27/2015 - 08:18 a.m.

    I want to go to there getting a ticket is a good thing,I would get lots of tickets

  • lizziem-haw
    10/27/2015 - 08:19 a.m.

    They could help with traffic.

  • lizziem-haw
    10/27/2015 - 08:22 a.m.

    The police can help with traffic more.

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