Turkish police chief rewards officer for giving his daughter a traffic ticket

A police chief in Turkey’s northwestern province of Tekirdağ awarded a certificate of excellence to an officer who gave his daughter a traffic ticket for talking on the phone while driving, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Tekirdağ Police Chief Mustafa Aydın thanked a police officer for stopping his daughter, Gizem Aydın, after seeing her talking on a mobile phone while driving and subsequently fining her.

"We need to start by following traffic rules ourselves. And then we can expect everyone else to follow them. I gave the police officer which wrote my daughter a traffic ticket a certificate of excellence. Our friend did his job. One should not be on the phone while driving,’’ Anadolu quoted the police chief as saying.

Using a mobile phone while driving results in a fine of 235 liras, according to new traffic laws which came into effect last month which introduce more severe traffic fines.


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