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A Good Driver is Hard to Find

January 5, 1987

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) _ Police wanted to hand out 90 California Lottery tickets to exceptionally good holiday drivers but only gave away six by New Year’s Day.

Traffic officers stopped a number of motorists with a generout intent, but usually found something amiss, such as a driver who was not wearing a seat belt or one who was missing a driver’s license, said Sgt. Darryl Sellars.

The motorists, however, were not cited for violations because the law requires officers to have an enforcement reason for stopping a driver, the sergeant said.

Police said they would continue the program until all 90 tickets were given away.

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