Normal: people being issued tickets for bad behaviour at skate parks.
Odd: kids being ticketed for actually wearing safety gear at skate parks.
COOL: tickets can win them great prizes!
Starting on Canada Day, the NB Department of Health created a pilot program to encourage folks to wear helmets & safety gear when skateboarding/biking & using scooters — they teamed up with the RCMP & select cities in the Greater Moncton Area to hand out tickets to those wearing their helmets.
The tickets have a ballot on one side that can be filled out & put in a draw to win prizes — some of the prizes include bicycles, helmets & other gear.
If positive feedback continues, this pilot project may be going province-wide next year!
*Photo creds to Aeroview, Dronestagram