Ticketing a driver for a vehicle violation gives them no good incentive to fix the broken taillight, headlight, or whatever. Eugene, Oregon's new citation system is much, much better.
Basically, instead of just giving out violation tickets, Eugene cops offer a citation to fix whatever part of your car that's broken. You enroll in a $50 "Vehicle Compliance Program," prove that the offending part is fixed, and then you get your citation dismissed.
It means you don't get tickets on your license, and it means you have an incentive to get your car fixed, rather than just pay a series of fines, as EPD officer Gregg Magnus explained to KEZI 9 News in the video above.
(Hat tip to ScootScoot!)