Boise Police Handing Out Candy at Traffic Stops
'Tis the season for giving, celebrations, peace and... minor traffic violations! The Boise Police are trying to do their best to spread a little cheer to the people they pull over. They have now begun giving two candy bars to anyone they pull over and give a warning to. Police officers are known for bravery, keeping you safe and raising your insurance premiums if they pull you over for speeding, but cheerfully giving you anything other than a citation is not exactly the way I typically view them. This, however, is one way for the Boise Police to change that perception. The thought in giving two candy bars instead of one is to allow you give the second one to someone else and pay the holiday cheer forward. It is important to note that the candy bars are only going to drivers who are pulled over for “minor violations” so if you get pulled over for doing 85 in a 60, don’t expect the same reception when the officer comes to your driver’s side window. That’s why I’m sticking with just not using my turn signals. There is no word on the brand of candy that is being handed out, but I’m hoping that it’s full sized Hershey’s Milk Chocolate. I feel like Tootsie Rolls would defeat the purpose of spreading joy, but if we’re using tax money for this, maybe I’m okay with it! Here’s to safe driving in the Treasure Valley!