Operation Safe Summer: Police Reward Kids For Wearing Helmets With Ice Cream

[B' Spokes: I love the idea of positive reinforcement, seriously why not reward people for doing behavior that you want instead of only punishing the behavior that you don't want? This goes double for bicycling! We want to see more people on bikes, less traffic, more parking, better health... So instead of trying to making stupid laws that require everyone to wear helmets, just encourage their use, like they have done here. And while we are on positive reinforcement I'' remind you of an old post &quot;The Speed Camera Lottery [video]&quot; <a href="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20101015230537843">http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20101015230537843</a>; ]
Via Huffington Post

Police Chief David Oliver wrote his new policy on Facebook last week:

&quot;Effective next week, my officers will have a quota for tickets....at least one per shift. We are going to be profiling, too. We will target a specific group, with the express purpose of writing as many tickets as possible. I am strongly encouraging my officers to write as many as they can, every shift, every day...it is called operation Safe Summer...&quot;

Officers are targeting kids 12 and under. If a cop spots a child wearing a bike helmet while riding, that suspect will be stopped and issued a ticket. And what is that ticket good for? One free ice cream cone from Franks Drive-in.

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