TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINT MAY 25 IN WESTERN POLK COUNTY
Friday, June 01, 2012
Partners in the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force, in conjunction with the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, will conduct a traffic safety checkpoint in western Polk County on the evening of Friday, May 25, 2012. Vehicles will be systematically chosen by officers, in a predetermined manner, to enter the checkpoint. For example, it may be decided that every 5th vehicle needs to be directed to a station within the checkpoint.
Once stopped, drivers can expect a brief visual verification that turn signals, brake lights, and headlights are functioning properly and that current licensing, registration, and insurance documentation is present. Although not every car in the area will be stopped at the checkpoint, other officers will be available to address unlawful behavior. In addition, officers will distribute educational material emphasizing traffic safety. This event is designed to assist drivers and passengers by checking vehicle equipment and to remind everyone that making Iowa’s roads safe is a shared responsibility.
The National “Click it or Ticket” Campaign began on May 21st and ends June 3rd. This means that law enforcement across the U.S. will be enforcing seatbelt regulations. Several checkpoints have been organized by law enforcement throughout Iowa and will take place in various locations over the next few months.