Police in Pflugerville are starting to reward children who are caught being safe this summer with a ticket for a free ice cream cone.
PPD said this year’s “Cool Moves” program starts June 5, and that the program encourages the city's youth to be safe while outdoors. Examples of “Cool Moves” that could warrant a "ticket" include:
- Wearing a helmet while riding a bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerblades;
- Crossing at a crosswalk;
- Obeying traffic laws and using correct hand signals while riding a bike;
- Stopping at the curb to look both ways before crossing the street.
On Tuesday, Pflugerville's Twitter account tweeted photos of children caught in the act of being safe:
Officers were in Gilleland Creek Park issuing Cool Moves tickets. If caught being safe - kids get a ticket for an ice cream. Safety IS COOL. pic.twitter.com/6PN1SgE939— Pflugerville, TX (@PflugervilleTX) June 6, 2017
Each year, Pflugerville officers hand out more than 500 “tickets” to children in the community. This is a community-supported program, with Andy’s Frozen Custard, Dairy Queen, Pecan Street Deli, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Chick-fil-a and In and Out Burger participating this year. TAP HERE for more information.