In Maryland, yesterday they did a little thing at a checkpoint where if you are wearing your seat belt you could possibly get pulled over and "rewarded" with a dollar. If not, you get some educational materials and maybe a fine. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/05/17/maryland-cops-giving-1-to-drivers-with-seatbelts/ So is it correct to say that under normal circumstances, I think (not sure anymore), that to get pulled over there has to be probable cause that you are in violation of something, motor vehicle violation, whatever? But it appears that with this gimmick since you are only being pulled over to be given a "reward" you are okay to be pulled over without any probable cause of a violation. I guess then if during the "reward stop" something comes up, you'll get a ticket or charge for that. Please don't hate on cops in this thread. My thread is about this goofy program that Maryland thought up, not the individuals who were tasked with carrying it out.