Every day 100,000 speeding tickets are issued in the United States. But none of them are like the ones issued in Samson, Texas. This small town north of Fort Worth has a unique alternative to a traffic ticket fine. Rather than issuing a speeding ticket, Samson police officers issue a Tickets For Tots ticket which requires speeding motorists to donate a toy for a needy child. The motorists also get a warning, however.
The program is working as the Samson police have collected over 1,000 toys (not to mention pleasing many a speeding motorists).
In an era of money-hungry municipalities, it is refreshing to hear what the people of Samson are doing. Happy holidays everyone.