Stuart Police, AAA Team Up For ‘I Got Caught’ Program That Rewards Kids For Wearing Helmet
Children now have an extra incentive to wear a helmet while riding their bikes, scooters or skateboards.
Starting this weekend, Stuart police and AAA will hand out special rewards to those taking safety precautions.
As part of the "I Got Caught" program, children in Martin County "caught" wearing a helmet by a law enforcement officer will be "cited" with a ticket—one they can use to enjoy a game at Stuart Bowl.
The ongoing program kicks off Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon outside the AAA office in Stuart.
Stuart AAA membership manager Kathleen Euler said the idea originated in Wisconsin and North Dakota. After seeing the success of the collaboration between the local AAA branches and sheriff's departments, she decided to bring the program to the area.
"It’s been going on there for probably nine years, very successfully. I found out about it about a year ago and decided that was something I wanted to start in our area," Euler said. "It's taken me almost a year to get it off the ground."
Stuart AAA office; 1610 SE Federal Highway; Stuart