RCMP officers are handing out tickets, but for good bicycle habits.
The Vernon/North Okanagan detachment has partnered with McDonald’s, Wendy’s, A&W and Burger King to distribute positive tickets to children and youth who wear their bike helmets and display good bike safety.
“While on patrol, our uniformed police officers will watching for children and youth who are wearing their helmet, walking their bike across cross walks, have proper reflectors and lights and are riding with courtesy to pedestrians and the motor vehicle traffic,” said Insp. Gord Stewart.
“The police officers will hand out a ticket for a free ice cream cone or frosty treat from one of the participating restaurant locations in Vernon listed on the ticket.”
The positive ticket program will run from Saturday until Sept. 6.