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Police Reward Good Drivers With Candy

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the positive-reinforcement dept.

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New Zealand Police working in Waitarere Beach are trying a new tactic in the war against bad driving. They are rewarding good drivers with candy. "This year we decided rather than going out with a big stick and punishing people being bad, we would also reward people for good behavior," Constable Ian Hamblyn said. If the program is a success, New Zealanders who manage not to steal will be rewarded with a peanut butter cup.

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Wait a minute... (0, Troll)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 4 years ago | (#30368196)

If the program is a success, New Zealanders who manage not to steal will be rewarded with a peanut butter cup.

Is there a down-under racist joke that I’m just not getting here?

Re:Wait a minute... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30380326)

'Peanut butter cup' is Kiwi slang for 'sheep.'

Re:Wait a minute... (1)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 4 years ago | (#30380396)

Thanks to the AC who cleared that up.

And whoever modded me troll... go find a bridge to crawl under. It was a down-under racist joke, just as I suspected. How does asking that make me a troll?

Re:Wait a minute... (1)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 4 years ago | (#30380436)

Actually, that AC comment looks suspiciously like a joke.

I’m still trying to figure out why good drivers would get a peanut butter cup. It’s obviously a joke, but I don’t really see why it’s funny, unless it means something other than the obvious.

unrealistic (1)

muphin (842524) | more than 4 years ago | (#30373800)

how are they going to do this (was gonna say 'enforce')

go around and see every driver obeying the rules, pull them over and give them a buttercup?

Re:unrealistic (2, Interesting)

ushering05401 (1086795) | more than 4 years ago | (#30374672)

It will probably be more like the U.S. Medal of Honor... Basically, if some prick runs a stop sign and rumples-up on a family of lovely people, the douche behind the negligent prick gets the peanut butter cup for calling in the medics and providing first aid.

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