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December 16, 2011
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Video: Traffic stops for good driving?

Drivers in one Texas town who demonstrate safe driving are being stopped and 'cited' with gift cards

By PoliceOne Staff

PROSPER, Texas — In the bucolic town of Prosper (Texas), police officers are using positive reinforcement to encourage safe driving, particularly in school zones during drop-off and pick-up time. Drivers who demonstrate safe driving — appropriate speed into and out of the school zone, proper use of a turn signal, and having children secured in their safety seats, for just a few examples — are being stopped and ‘cited’ with gift cards.

“There’s obviously such a high concentration of drivers at pick-up and drop-off times that we can safely approach those vehicles,” said Prosper PD Assistant Chief Gary McHone. “I think this is a key component in serving — acknowledging and giving thanks to our community.”

Check out the video below and sound off in the comments area below. Would this work in your jurisdiction? Who would fund it?

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