On the way up to Northampton, Massachusetts, today, the electronic traffic signs on the highways in Connecticut read:
DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER.
Now it struck me (okay, to be completely honest, mostly because I misread it at first), that perhaps a more positive approach to behavior modification might work better, and so it SHOULD read:
DRIVE SOBER AND GET A PULLOVER.
Imagine earning a nice v-neck or crew (perhaps one that says "A Toast to Drink-less Driving!"), if a driver gets stopped by the highway patrol and PASSES the sobriety test. All of a sudden, it's no longer, "Oh, no, COPS!" but rather, "YES!!!! Papa needs a sweater!"
Why, yes, I will accept, if nominated, the position of Commissioner of the State of Connecticut Department of Public Safety. Thanks for asking.