Texas police using "pay it forward" instead of issuing tickets
Posted: Dec 4, 2014 8:49 PM EST | Updated: Dec 8, 2014 12:29 PM EST
On average, officers in Pantego write roughly 500 citations a month, and rather than issuing tickets, they are asking traffic violators to pay it forward and donate toys to children.
“Some folks are just giving because it's better than getting a ticket. Some see the signs behind it and the reasoning behind it,” said Assistant Chief Barry Reeves of the Pantego Police Department.
This ticket exemption applies to minor violations.
Drivers get a warning and a request to donate.