Moorhead Police Joins the Lights On! Program
The Moorhead Police Department has teamed up with Lights On!, a Minneapolis based organization, to assist drivers in correcting lighting issues with their vehicles. They will be out looking for those who have nonworking headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals or marker lights which may benefit from this program. Many other agencies in the State of Minnesota already participate in this program. There are several businesses in Moorhead and one in Hawley that will accept these vouchers and make the necessary repairs to correct the vehicle's lighting and functioning correctly. The vouchers are valid for 14 days from the day they are issued. These businesses are:
Duggan's Auto Service Center at 1405 Main Ave, Moorhead
Larry's Auto Body Shop, 128 16th St N, Moorhead
Davis Tire Inc, 1429 Jetvig Blvd, Hawley
Some benefits of this program are:
- The roads are safer, with fewer cars having broken headlights or taillights.
- Police-community relations improve due to these opportunities to turn a traffic stop into a positive exchange with a motorist.
- Police officers are allowed to be the bearers of good news and offer a restorative solution rather than punitive.
For more information on this program, you can visit: www.lightsonus.org
Lights On! is an innovative community-driven program that partners with law enforcement and auto service providers to replace tickets with repair vouchers. We believe that police-community relationships need healing and that positive interactions with police can restore trust and solve problems. Through the Lights On! vouchers, we create thousands of opportunities for people with the authority to foster healing in the community.