THP Plans Checkpoints

In compliance with a Tennessee Supreme Court ruling for all law enforcement to notify the public of when and where a roadblock will be held, Tennessee Highway Patrol is advising motorists of three upcoming roadside checkpoints in Giles County.

 

Safety Belt
A roadside safety belt checkpoint will be on U.S. Highway 31 South at the 14 mile-marker the week of May 19.

 

THP recognizes the danger to unbelted vehicle occupants, and roadside checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools of enforcing the safety belt laws of Tennessee.

 

Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while unbelted and take corrective actions for other violations observed to ensure the protection of vehicle occupants.

 

Sobriety
A sobriety roadside safety checkpoint will be on U.S. Highway 31 at the 3.5 mile-marker the week of May 19.

 

Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

 

Driver License
A roadside driver license checkpoint will be on State Route 11 at the 13 mile-marker the week of May 25.

 

Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, THP Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

 

THP has found these driver license roadside safety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

 

The courts require proof roadblocks are conducted in the best interest of overall public safety and THP’s checkpoint times and locations are strategically selected thorough crash and crime data collection to maximize their overall effectiveness and efficiency.

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