Have you ever been pulled over for doing nothing wrong? Motorists in Rancho Cordova, California are and they are getting gift cards for it.
Police Reward Good Drivers With Coffee
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) — Happy holidays. Now pull over to the side of the road.
Motorists may be in for a surprise if they spot flashing red lights in their rearview mirrors in this Sacramento suburb during the holiday season.
Police are stopping law-abiding motorists and rewarding their good driving with $5 Starbucks gift cards.
A traffic officer came up with the idea to “promote the holiday spirit and enhance goodwill between the traffic unit and the motoring public,” police Sgt. Tim Curran said.
Local businesses donated money to buy the gift cards.
“They raised a substantial amount of money,” Curran said. “They’ll be pulling over a lot of people.”
Not sure if the trend will spread, but if you get pulled over, be sure to ask about your Starbucks Card…
On second thought, that might not be such a great idea. So be nice, cooperate, and offer a “Merry Christmas”.