Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoint to Be Conducted

 

Comprehensive Roadside Safety
Checkpoint to Be Conducted

 

          The Levy County Sheriff’s Office and The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting a Comprehensive Roadside Safety Check Point (CRSC).
This dual agency check point will be conducted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014,
beginning at 10:00 PM. at 13574 North
US Highway 19, Chiefland, Florida. 

         

The objectives of this
checkpoint are as follows:

 

1.    
Deter vehicles
from being operated on the highways with defective equipment;

 

2.    
Deter drivers
from operating vehicles without a valid driver’s license;

 

3.    
Deter drivers
from operating vehicles without proper insurance and/or proper registration;

 

4.    
Deter impaired
driving and thereby reducing deaths, injury, and property damage caused by alcohol
and drug impaired drivers;

5.    
Deter impaired
drivers before a crash occurs;

6.    
Conduct
checkpoints with a minimum amount of intrusion and motorist inconvenience; and

7.    
Ensure the safety
of the affected motorist and officers.

 

To further enhance highway
safety, LCSO and the FHP encourage all citizens using the highways to report
suspected impaired drivers to the nearest law enforcement agency.  When making your report you should attempt to
provide the following information: 

 

          A.  Where you saw the
vehicle and its direction of travel;

          B.  The vehicle
description including its color, make and model; 

          C.  A description of
the driver; and

          D.  The vehicle
license plate information. 

  

Cellular phone callers can
contact the nearest FHP
Communications Center
by dialing “Star FHP” (*347).  This is a
free call that is provided as a courtesy by the cellular phone companies in Florida.  Callers can report any emergency, including
an impaired driver, by calling 911. 

 

Roadside Safety Checkpoints
are one part of the enforcement plan to enhance highway safety for all our
citizens and the visitors to our State.