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 two roadside checkpoints in Giles County Friday, April 21.
A roadside safety belt checkpoint will be held on U.S. Highway 31 South at the 14 mile-marker.
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.
A sobriety roadside safety checkpoint will be held on U.S. Highway 31 South at the 3.5 mile-marker.
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.
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.