Wildlife officers issuing special citations to kids | News
Now here’s a citation you can really sink your teeth into.
Kids “caught” on Arkansas waterways wearing their life jackets will receive citations from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
But, these special citations won’t require them to appear in court. Instead, it entitles them to a small ice cream cone at Sonic.
In an effort to promote kids wearing life jackets, agents will be writing the citations as long as supplies last.
“We feel this will motivate kids to do the right thing and put on their life jacksets,” said AGFC Boating Law Administrator Stephanie Weatheringon.
She says many people drown because they fall out of a boat and are not wearing a fitted life jacket.
“By law, anyone 12 or younger must wear a life jacket while in a boat,” she said. “We hope this will also encourage the parents to also wear their life jacket.”
Information and photo provided by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.