ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Local law enforcement are teaming up with the Traffic Safety Board and the Southern Tier Bicycle League again this year to promote safe bicycling with kids.

Local kids seeing wearing a proper bike helmet while riding around will be given an “ice cream ticket” by police. The ticket is good for free ice cream at the following companies:

  • The Dairy Barn
  • Fair Shake
  • Lickety Split
  • Rita's Water Ice
  • Serendipity Ice Cream & Coffee
  • Sweet Frog Yogurt
  • Last Stand

Officials say they hope the program encourages bicyclists regardless of age to wear a helmet and other necessary protective gear to keep themselves safe while they're out riding.

Pictured above is a recent photo of 3-year-old Carter, who was given an ice cream ticket by Chemung County Sheriff's Deputy James Goodwin, who says Carter was in “full compliance”.