RCMP issue positive tickets

Kids wearing bike helmets and practising bike safety receive special tickets

These are the kind of tickets you want to receive from a police officer.

The Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP has partnered with McDonalds, Wendy’s, A&W and Burger King to serve children who wear their bike helmets, and display good bike safety, with ‘positive tickets,’ which the children can exchange for either an ice cream cone or a frozen treat.

Now, thanks to the efforts of Cst. Phil Dobernigg, the North Okanagan Traffic Services-Integrated Road Safety Unit has partnered with Tim Hortons to also encourage children to wear their bike helmets.

Those observed by North Okanagan Traffic Services-Integrated Road Safety Unit wearing their bike helmets will be handed gift cards to Tim Hortons.

“With Vernon area RCMP officers out on the roads this summer looking to give children these positive tickets for wearing their bike helmets, there’s even more reason to make sure you’re wearing yours,” said Sgt. Steve King of NOTS-IRSU.