Duxbury: Police Giving Kids Coupon Tickets for Wearing Helmets While Biking

The Duxbury Police have been ticketing children for wearing helmets while their riding bikes.

Duxbury resident Selden Tearse started the Ride Phat ticket program 5 years ago and was acknowledged by the Duxbury Police Department at this week’s selectmen’s meeting.

Ride Phat is an incentive program with the cooperation with the Duxbury Police Department to hand out coupon tickets to children that are caught wearing helmets.

Tearse said the coupons can be used locally for ice cream or pizza and a chance to win something bigger.

“They get a reward for wearing it but almost as important is putting their name and number on the back for a chance to win tickets. We have gotten Red Sox and New England Revolution tickets as well as helmets from Bern Helmet. So for wearing your helmet you have a chance of winning Green Monster Seats,” said Tearse.

Duxbury Police Chief Matt Clancy said it was about time Tearse was recognized.

“It’s about time Selden is recognized for all the work she has done on the behalf of the safety of our kids. Its been a very successful program and she has also been recognized regionally for her efforts,” said Clancy.

Duxbury businesses involved in the Ride Phat program include: Benchwarmer Sub Shop, Farfar’s Ice Cream Shop, Duxbury Pizza, Scoops and French Memories.

Duxbury Police Honor Selden Tearse

Duxbury Police Honor Selden Tearse


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