Swiss police adopt choc tactics for motorists

#1
http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0718/switzerland.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6904983.stm

"Police in Switzerland have handed out bars of chocolate to motorists in an attempt to encourage safe driving habits.

The one-day 'Thank You' campaign targeted good motorists who were stopped during routine roadside checks.

Drivers who emerged from the checks with a clean record were rewarded with the chocolate, while those who were on the wrong side of the law were promised full penalties.

The move follows a rash of serious road offences this year in the western Fribourg region of the country."

Now this sounds like an idea - however, I bet plod here would probabaly hook a speed camera up to a vending machine rather than puting traffic cops on the road! :D

(Oh hang on, I forgot, speed cameras are there to generate revenue)
 
#3
chocolate_frog said:
Maybe they could charge for the chocolate too.
shushhhhh.... they might hear you! :D
 
#5
At the Swiss border with when we bought our toll pass/sticker for the motorways we were given our change in Euros then the policeman gave us an extra 5SFr "for some coffee and chocolate" made me fall in love with the country even more.
 

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