During the holiday season, the South Carolina Department of Highway Patrol launched a new incentive to encourage drivers to buckle up. State troopers offered free chicken for those caught breaking the traffic laws, but wearing their seat belt. A driver pulled for speeding may face a ticket, but if the driver's seat belt was fastened, even though breaking the law, he may also get a free Chic-Fil-A Sandwich.
The initiative is part of the buckle up South Carolina mission. Several local Chic-Fil-A restaurants participated with highway patrol by providing free coupons to be given out to drivers breaking the law while wearing a seat belt. While the aim is to encourage safer driving, this seems to really benefit only those who make our roads dangerous in the first place. If you're speeding and wearing a seat belt you could face a hefty fine, but get a free lunch?
Interesting, but does a $5 sandwich really make people buckle up? I suppose if you know you are going to break the laws of the road, may as well fasten your seat belt and earn a free sandwich. I would suggest avoiding the hundred plus dollar speeding ticket altogether, buckling up, saving the twenty five dollar seat belt fine … and using the money you save to buy your own five dollar sandwich.
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