9.7.11

Positive Police Reinforcement


When The Hubby and I decided we wanted to get a puppy, we did a serious amount of research. Okay, if I'm being honest, it was mostly me doing the research. It paid off though, as The Pickle is pretty much the best looking Yorkie around. When it came time to training The P-i-c (the name we use when we don't want him to know we're talking about him) I did a similar amount of research and found that dogs respond better to positive reinforcement rather than punitive measures.


Well, somebody at the Fredericton police department has clearly gotten a puppy.


Why?


Because the Fredericton police force has decided to do a little positive reinforcement regarding the use of electronic devices while driving.


The new policy is this: Pull over before using one and if a police officer sees you...s/he'll give you a coupon for free pizza!


FREE PIZZA!



This WHOLE pizza would be FREE! 


So what does that really mean?


It means that I live in the greatest place ever...and will be pulling over to fake a phone call whenever I see the po-po on patrol. 


ps. If you want to read the whole article, which was featured on the CBC, click here.




2 comments:

k-money said...

Ummm, what a random policy. You know what's gonna happen, right? There's gonna be so many people pulling over and having fake convos on cellphones, the cops will be pre-occupied with handing out pizza coupons, and banks will be robbed in the meantime. But who cares...Free pizza!

Heather said...

Haha, wow! Whatever works!