Safe drivers stopped, but not for tickets
Officer Brian Freeman of the Lodi Police Department shakes hands with resident Bill Byrd after giving him a Safeway gift card in the Lowe's parking lot Monday morning. Byrd, 54, received the gift card for driving cautiously and with his lights on amidst rainy conditions. Freeman said Lodi traffic officers planned to give away 26 gift cards and free turkey vouchers Monday to drivers practicing safe driving habits.
- Participating stores
Several stores participated in the Lodi Police Department's
program to reward safe drivers, donating free turkey vouchers or
gift cards valued up to $50. They include:
- Apple Market
- Rancho San Miguel
Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:00 am
Most people feel a little uncomfortable when they see a police
officer driving behind them, and worse when that officer pulls them
over — but many folks approached by Lodi cops Monday were in for a
treat instead of a ticket.
For the second year in a row, Lodi traffic officers gave away
more than two dozen gift cards on Monday to people exhibiting safe
driving habits. The brainchild of 14-year department veteran
Officer Brian Freeman, the program aims to reward drivers who obey
traffic laws during the hectic holiday season.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:00 am.