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Florida Police Vehicle Inspection Checkpoints: Schedule of Places and Times

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  1. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    FHP to conduct Crestview vehicle inspection checkpoints

    http://www.crestviewbulletin.com/news/vehicle-8447-license-driver.html
    January 19, 2010 2:28 PM
    From staff reports




    DRIVER LICENSE AND VEHICLE INSPECTION CHECKPOINTS
    The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license and vehicle inspection checkpoints during the month of February on the below listed locations in Okaloosa County.
    "Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective vehicle equipment, troopers will concentrate
    their efforts on vehicles being operated with defects such as bad brakes, worn tires and defective lighting equipment," an FHP press release states. "In addition, attention will be directed to drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Florida. The patrol has found these checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing the equipment and driver license laws of Florida while ensuring the protection of all motorists."

    OKALOOSA COUNTY - Febraury 2010
    DATE(S) LOCATION(S)

    Feb 01 thru Feb 04
    Hurlburt Rd., 1/2 mile east of MLK Hwy.
    |Lewis Street, 1/2 mile east of SR-189
    |Comanche Rd., 1/10 mile south of MLK Blvd.
    |Gibson Road, 1/10 mile south of SR-188
    |SR-189, 2 miles south of CR-2, south of Blackmon
    |CR 393 1/2 mile north of State Road 10
    |Auburn Road 1/2 mile east of State Road 85

    Feb 05 thru Feb 11
    CR-393, 1/2 mi. north of SR-10
    |Auburn Rd., 1/2 mi east of SR-85
    |CR-189, 1/2 mi north of SR-8
    |General Bond Highway
    |SR-285, 2 mi. north of College Blvd.
    |Hurlburt Rd., 1/2 mile east of MLK Hwy.

    Feb 12 thru Feb 18
    SR-10(US90), 1/4 mile west of Milligan
    |General Bond Highway
    |Hurlburt Rd., 1/2 mile east of MLK Hwy.
    |James Lee Rd., 1/10 mile south of SR-188
    |Navy Street, 1/10 mile south of SR-188
    |Old Bethel Road, 1/4 mile west of SR-85

    Feb 19 thru Feb 25
    SR-4, 1/2 mile south of Baker
    |Lewis St. 1/2 mile east of SR-189
    |Carmel Drive, 1/2 mile west of SR-189
    |Mooney Rd., 1/10 mile south of SR-189
    |SR-85 in Laurel Hill
    |SR-10 at Mt. Olive

    Feb 26 thru Feb 28
    SR-10(US90), 1/4 mile west of Milligan
    |Old Bethel Road, 1/4 mile east of SR-85
    |4th Ave., 200 ft. east of 3rd Street
    |Pelham Rd., 1/4 mile east of SR-189
    |College Blvd., 1/4 mi. west of SR-285
    |State Road 10 at Hibiscu
     
  2. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    Nice way to thinly disguise a fishing expedition.
     

  3. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

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    Well, if it's a fishing expedition, I hope they make a record-breaking haul. Where I am, I wish they would do it. I see so many unsafe vehicles on the freeways and neighborhood streets that I actually avoid certain areas at certain times.

    If they can't play by the rules the rest of us play by, they should be put out of the game. Driving is a privilege, not a right.
     
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    the cost will not cover the results.
     
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    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective vehicle equipment, troopers will concentrate
    their efforts on vehicles being operated with defects such as bad brakes, worn tires and defective lighting equipment


    To what standard will they determine if the brakes are bad or the tires are worn? Defective lights are easy enough it lights up or it doesn't. I am not sure how the officer will determine if your brakes or tires are good enough or not.
     
  6. DARKSHADOW

    DARKSHADOW My Work Hobby CLM

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    +1 :headscratch:
     
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    Good question. Are officers also qualified mechanics? I've been through several of those checkpoints over the years. And all they ever look at are my license and registration and proof of insurance. Never had one check the tires or brakes. And a lot of them have been during the day. With no checks of the lights.
     
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    Obviously they dont really care about the headlights, the tires, the brakes. Better have your papers ready.
     
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    Yes Officer Comrade, I have my traveling papers!
     
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    Because it serves the greater good for cops not to have to worry about that annoying 4th Amendment.

    Good point, anyone not breaking the law should not object to being randomly searched and interrogated.
     
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    Seriously you guys? Seriously?


    Look at your state vehicle code. It has handy little things, like oh, I dunno - TREAD DEPTH, brake function guidelines, all sorts of USEFUL INFORMATION.

    Then again, just looking up the answer cuts in on all your "OMG the nazis want my papers" crap.

    Wow.
     
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    Looked up the brake one. Should be easy to determine. I guess if the driver stopped for the officer they are adequate. :)

    http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=Ch0316/SEC261.HTM&Title=->2006->Ch0316->Section%20261#0316.261


    [SIZE=-1] [/SIZE][SIZE=-1]316.261 Brake equipment required.--Every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, and pole trailer, and any combination of such vehicles, operating upon a highway within this state shall be equipped with brakes in compliance with the requirements of this chapter. [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1](1) SERVICE BRAKES; ADEQUACY.--Every such vehicle and combination of vehicles, except special mobile equipment not designed to carry persons, shall be equipped with service brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and hold such vehicle under all conditions of loading, and on any grade incident to its operation. [/SIZE]
     
  13. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Legal tire tread depth is easy to check without tools or gauges. All DOT tires have wear indicators that can be eyeballed in a matter of seconds. That said, I do not believe random roadside checks is the way to conduct safety inspections.
     
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    This is nothing new around here. I live the next county over to the West. Every week the papers run these "safety checkpoint" notifications. They check for insurance, registration, and license as well. For most of the safety issues, you will recieve a "fix-it" ticket. Repair the problem, show a cop and have them sign the ticket after the repair and there is no fine.
    They also publish the DUI checkpoints as well.