Tampa, Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license and vehicle inspection checkpoints during the month of December 2012 throughout the seven county region of Troop C on the roadways listed below. 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. In addition, attention will be directed to drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Florida. These checkpoints are random, daytime operations that typically delay motorists for a few minutes only. Local supervisors select the time, location and duration of the checkpoints on the roadways listed below based upon staffing, weather and traffic conditions.
Expect checkpoints on these Polk County roadways: State Roads 600 and 700; County Roads 35A, 540, 542, 546 557, 17A, 659, 655, 54, 542A, 580; Local Roads: Pine Chase Avenue, Wabash Avenue, and Thompson Nursery Road.
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