Tallahassee Police Send Santa's Helpers to Give Speeding Tickets

By: Jennifer Milton Email
By: Jennifer Milton Email

If you were driving over the speed limit near the Tallahassee Mall today, you may have been given a ticket by one of Santa's helpers.

In an effort to remind folks to drive safely and by the book, officers with the Tallahassee Police Department's traffic unit and Santa Claus on a sleigh, distributed warnings and tickets to those disobeying the law.

Ironically, within minutes of setting up their ticketing post, a distracted driver slammed into the rear of another vehicle.

"This is a way of bringing attention to the situation through humor, we want people to be observant, we want people to pay attention, and we'd much rather you get a warning than a ticket, but understand, if you're breaking the traffic laws, you will get a ticket, if you drink and drive, you will go to jail," said Public Information Officer David McCranie.

Officials say Santa's helpers will be popping up around town, so make sure to obey the law or you could find yourself paying a hefty fine.

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