BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– Police patrolled busy intersections in Boulder on Monday, handing out tickets. But this time, it was to recognize good behavior.
Officers handed out coupons for students who paid attention while walking or riding their bicycles on city streets during the Heads Up campaign.
Officers were stationed at five of the most dangerous intersections in the City of Boulder to enforce traffic laws.
In addition to rewarding good behavior, officers also handed out citations to those who broke the rules.
The idea behind the education campaign is to try to get rid of all crashes involving cyclists or pedestrians.
“The idea is to pay attention to what you’re doing, when you’re driving, riding, or walking, and that would at least enhance the individual’s ability to avoid an accident and we’re hoping long term reduces the number of fatalities or serious bodily injuries at intersections,” said Deputy Chief of CU Boulder Police Randy Repola.
Rewards included coupons and small gifts to reinforce the Heads Up Boulder safety message.
The Heads Up campaign lasts through Friday.