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THP schedules driver license safety checkpoints

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the month of June.

Checkpoints are scheduled to be set up on Saturday, June 8 on state Route 55 at the two-mile marker; on Friday, June 21 on county Route 50 between mile markers 10 and 11; and on Friday, June 28 on Route 50 between mile markers 10 and 11.

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

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found that these driver license roadside safety checkpoints are an effective means of enforcing the driver license laws on the state, while ensuring the protection of motorists.

On Saturday, June 8, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on Route 50 between mile markers 10 and 11.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. They will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.

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