If you don't want to pay a traffic ticket, one town has an alternative that lets you help out the less fortunate this holiday season.

FOX News Radio's Ron Flatter has the story:

If you're passing through St. Bernard, Ohio a little too quickly, that speeding ticket may not cost you...at least in cash.

(Resident) "It's probably a lot cheaper to just donate the canned goods than pay the ticket."

She's a resident reacting to the setting aside of fines.  Instead of cash, the town near Cincinnati will accept 25 cans of food to pay off a typical traffic ticket.  Mayor Bill Burkhartt says it's a win-win:

(Burkhartt) "It definitely helps the poor and the food kitchens.  I think it's just a great idea all the way around."

The food-for-fines program starts Monday and runs through December 11th.

Ron Flatter, FOX News Radio.

There are some limitations to the program: drivers tagged for speeding in a school zone or facing DUI charges are exempt.