Police in Clifton Park 'ticket' kids for wearing helmets

June 26, 2018 05:59 PM

CLIFTON PARK - Police were busy handing out tickets Tuesday in Clifton Park. However, the tickets are for free ice cream.

It's part of a program to reward children who remember to wear their helmets while bicycling, skateboarding and rollerblading.

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In New York, there's a $50 fine for parents if their kids 14 and under aren't wearing a helmet.

"What we can do is use positive reinforcement," explained Republican Senator Jim Tedisco of Glenville. "This is a good ticket they're going to give you if you're wearing your helmet. A good ticket for obeying the law and being safe."

Also at the event, Tedisco announced a $25,000 state grant for the Southern Saratoga County YMCA.


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