Wear A Bike Helmet – Get Free Ice Cream in Saratoga and Schenectady Counties
That's what's being offered in Saratoga and Schenectady counties. Read on!
According to the TimesUnion.com, it was Assemblyman Jim Tedesco who spearheaded this great idea.
Here's the deal - if you live in Saratoga or Schenectady county and are wearing a helmet while you take that bike ride, jump on a skateboard or try your hand at rollerblading, 12 police departments will be watching - in a good way!
They are being given 5,000 GOOD TICKETS to hand out to kids. If you get one, you get a fee ice cream.
I personally think that's great on many levels. First and foremost it makes kids less fearful of police officers - it shows that they are out for your well-being (which they really are if you think about it)
And then of course it's simply very important to wear a helmet. This should also include dirt bikes, mopeds, 4 wheelers and the like, but I don't think these count.
Congrats to Assemblyman Tedisco for the great idea.
(PS- If you look at the picture I found, the person on the bike isn't wearing a helmet at all. No ice cream for YOU! )