World News It's All Relative Did You Know? Opinion On The Streets
It is about as close to a get-out-of-jail-free-card that you are ever going to get.

A California based company called Prepaid Traffic Tickets is now selling pre-paid discount traffic ticket vouchers to Canadian drivers.

The vouchers, which can be purchased online for a small fee, can be used to pay for future traffic violations. Voucher values range from $50-$150, have an expiry date between 60 and 180 days, and retail for anywhere from $14 to $60.

Founder Keith Kelly says that the idea came to him while playing a game of monopoly with his kids. "As I picked up a get-out-of-jail-free card, I flashed back to a recent speeding ticket and resulting traffic school. A light bulb came on, the dots connected, and here we are."

There is concern that the pre-paid traffic tickets will encourage drivers to break the law. However, Kelly dismisses the concerns, "We see these vouchers as a means of communicating the all-important message of safe driving. In this case the message is: Drive safely, because it matters - to everyone."

There is good reason to doubt Kelly’s statement, however, the good news is… pre-paid vouchers have a tendency to get left in dresser drawers long past their expiry. This leads us to believe that the pre-paid traffic voucher is just another gimmicky stocking stuffer, with a humorous, yet low value appeal to intelligent consumers.

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