Well, for those of you who worry about getting pulled over by the Police for that bad sticker, or that cell phone in your hand, worry no more, Police in one central Illinois community are stopping motorists this week to reward them for good driving.
You heard it. Good driving.
According to the State Journal-Register the community on Springfield’s southwest side of Leland Grove was the site of a detail this week for recognizing drivers who use safety belts and come to complete stops.
“We are trying to reward safe drivers who are buckled up and make a complete stop at the intersection,” Leland Grove Police Chief Dan Ryan told the State Journal-Register. “It’s a different approach to getting safety compliance.
Police Chief Dan Ryan said he stood at an intersection and notified two officers of compliant drivers. The officers approached and offered coupons to a pizza restaurant.
Nathan Gutmann of Springfield says “it’s super cool that they are doing this.”
The department did a more traditional detail days earlier – handing out 48 citations for unbelted motorists or those who were texting at the wheel.
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