Sandy Springs police giving gift cards instead of tickets

The Sandy Springs Police Department is partnering with Advance Auto Parts to issue $25 gift cards to motorists, when appropriate, instead of issuing a ticket for an equipment violation.  (Courtesy Sandy Springs Police)

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The Sandy Springs Police Department is partnering with Advance Auto Parts to issue $25 gift cards to motorists, when appropriate, instead of issuing a ticket for an equipment violation. (Courtesy Sandy Springs Police)

Having a brake light out can often result in a traffic ticket, but not in Sandy Springs. The Sandy Springs Police Department is partnering with Advance Auto Parts to launch a unique program designed to help motorists remain safe without the punitive approach of a citation.

With the new program, SSPD officers will issue $25 Advance Auto gift cards to motorists, when appropriate, instead of issuing a ticket for an equipment violation.

Advance Auto Parts has provided $2,500 to SSPD to launch the new program in conjunction with the opening of their new auto parts store at 6521 Roswell Road.

The SSPD is seeking additional problem-solving partnerships to foster trust and unity between the police department and residents.