Hennepin County to Give Away Vouchers for Car Repairs
Anyone caught driving with a broken taillight in Hennepin County will receive some good news thanks to a new policy change.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office announced that it’s now part of the ‘Lights On!’ program.
Now, instead of receiving a citation or a “fix-it” ticket, anyone pulled over for broken headlights, taillights, brake lights or turn signals will receive a repair voucher that allows them to go to a participating auto mechanic to have the issue fixed free of charge.
“Most people, the general public, think every time they get stopped, something bad is going to happen, whether it’s a citation or an arrest or something of that nature,” said Lt. Steve Hartig of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. “So this is a good way to kind of build that bridge between the police and the public. Make a positive contact and go forward from there.”
Donations and grants help make the ‘Lights On!’ repair voucher program possible. For a list of participating auto repair shops, go to the Lights On! website.