ADVERTISEMENT
Monday, December 05, 2016
ADVERTISEMENT
August 30 2015

Quincy PD promises to tweet about on-road rule-breakers all September long

The department tweeted a teaser on Sunday that featured two men riding illegally in the back of a truck.

Quincy PD tweeted this pic Sunday as part of what appears to be a new campaign to tweet MV violations throughout September.

Quincy PD tweeted this pic Sunday as part of what appears to be a new campaign to tweet MV violations throughout September.

Quincy PD

Photo:

Quincy police are preparing to fill your Twitter feed with pics of on-the-road rule-breakers next month.

Followers of the QPD account (@quincymapolice), which at the time numbered 7,784, got the first taste of the new online campaign Sunday afternoon.

The first image was of two men riding in the back of a Toyota pick-up, riding on what appears to be a highway, sitting under what appears to be a pile of construction gear.

RELATED: The new hip place to live is... Quincy?

“Do you know the penalty for this?” the tweeter(s) at QPD asked. “Follow us in September! We’ll be tweeting MV violations w/ the fine. THIS is illegal!”

No one was available to take calls at the police department Sunday afternoon, so we’re not exactly sure what the penalty is. I guess we have to stay tuned?

RELATED: Facebook threat to kill Quincy cop leads to arrest in Cranston shelter

According to state law, though, you can’t ride in the back of a pickup at speeds greater than 5 mph and/or more than 5 miles at a time. Truck bed-riding is illegal in the state all the time for kids under 12.

The rules are tougher in Quincy, it looks like. “No person shall ride upon any portion of a vehicle not designed or intended for use of passengers,” according to a city ordinance.

Most Commented

ADVERTISEMENT

New York

Philadelphia

Boston

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

read today's paper

ADVERTISEMENT
Events by Metro
ADVERTISEMENT