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Law enforcement will pass out repair vouchers instead of tickets in new initiative coming to BR

1 year 2 months 3 days ago Tuesday, February 14 2023 Feb 14, 2023 February 14, 2023 7:02 PM February 14, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A new community initiative has officially started in EBR. It allows officers responding to routine traffic stops to provide a free voucher for a repair on a vehicle rather than citing the driver with the goal of healing the relationship between the community and its law enforcement. 

Lights On!, an initiative started in 2016, says that rather than citing drivers for common mechanical problems, such as burned-out lightbulbs, broken turn signals, or any other light-related problem, officers can provide a free repair voucher at participating local mechanics.

The Lights On! initiative will initially launch in East Baton Rouge Parish with the hopes other police agencies and cities in Louisiana will see the benefit of this program and implement it in their own jurisdictions. 

Below is a list of participating locations in and around the capital area:

Brothers Auto Repair 360 Automotive Solutions 

2701 Plank Road 1334 Florida Blvd 

Baton Rouge, LA 70805 Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

Main St. Car Care Baker Texaco 

2131 Main Street 790 Main Street 

Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Baker, LA 70714 

Edwards Auto Repair Simple Simon Tire & Car Care 

2763 Scenic Hwy 7777 Airline Hwy 

Baton Rouge, LA 70805 Baton Rouge, LA 70815 

Hogan’s Automotive Simple Simon Tire & Car Care 

5888 N. Foster 12116 Airline Hwy 

Baton Rouge, LA 70805 Baton Rouge, LA 70817 

The program is completely free to voucher recipients and is supported by community in-kind and financial donations. To learn more or donate, visit the Lights On! website here

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