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.
“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!”
Do u know the penalty for this? Follow us in September! We'll be tweeting MV violations w/ the fine. THIS is illegal! pic.twitter.com/00xJXZ8ly3— Quincy Police (@quincymapolice) August 30, 2015
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?
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.