Scott police reward drivers for following the law

Posted at 4:02 PM, Apr 16, 2019

Drivers in Scott will get an unexpected surprise this week. Resource officers with Scott police will be looking for a few good drivers to reward.

Instead of giving out tickets during a traffic stop Tuesday morning, officers were handing t-shirts to drivers, who have their children buckled up.

“When he asked me to pull over, I was a little surprise,” Michael Leger said. “I was curious and thought I had everything in order, but you just never know right,”

A past experience for Leger, has caused him to be extra cautious when driving, especially with his grandson.

“I actually was involved in an accident and it saved me from being ejected from the vehicle,” Michael Leger said.

Now it’s a habit he practices daily. However, it’s something he never he thought he would be recognized for.

“It’s a great idea,” Leger said. “It’s nice when you’re rewarded for doing a good deed. It’s nice when you’re doing something right.”

Chief Chad Leger handed out the t-shirts along with his officers. He said, “It’s a way to promote safe driving habits and recognize those who are following the law by encouraging children to do the same.”

The group plans on giving out up to 150 shirts to each driver they come across doing the right thing.

“It’s a reverse psychology of things,” Chief Leger said. ” It’s not stopping someone because they’re in violation. It’s stopping and rewarding them from doing the right thing .”