Traffic Safety Checkpoints- Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign
Published on August 17, 2018
The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints this weekend and other traffic details through Sept 3rd. If you are stopped at a Traffic Safety Checkpoint be prepared to present your driver license, proof of insurance and vehicle tag registration to the officers. The Task Force utilizes data provided by NASO (North Alabama Safety Office) that determines traffic accident hotspots across the city. Right now there are 57 designated hotspots throughout Huntsville and they will be conducting checkpoints at one or more of those locations. Remember to also buckle up, failure to buckle up is still a contributing factor in traffic fatalities.
The D.U.I. Task Force uses Traffic Safety Checkpoints to help detect and deter impaired driving. If you see or suspect someone is drinking and driving please contact the Huntsville Police Department at 256-722-7100. When you call be prepared to give the location, vehicle description, driver description, and direction of travel for the suspected vehicle.
Here are some of the Hot Spot Locations: Jordan Lane/Sparkman Dr. ; Mastin Lake Rd./Lodge Rd. ;Mastin Lake Rd./Pulaski Pike ; Meridian St./Delaware Blvd. ; Moores Mill Rd./Stanwood Blvd; Bankhead Pkwy/Douglas Ln. ; Cecil Ashburn/Old Big Cove Rd. ; Church St./Pratt Ave.; Clinton Ave./Monroe St. ; Sparkman Dr./Executive Dr. ; University Dr./Old Monrovia Rd. ; University Dr./Research Park Blvd. ; University Dr./Slaughter Rd.
“According to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration, nearly 11,000 people die on the road each year due to drunken driving. To help combat those statistics within Alabama, ADECA’s Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety Division administers grant funding to put more law enforcement personnel on the roadways during the national ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaigns. Previously, the national slogan was ‘Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest,’ but since impaired driving is not limited to alcohol consumption, law enforcement agencies are stressing sober driving. The campaigns, which take place around Labor Day and New Year’s, include state troopers as well as city and county law enforcement officers working overtime in Alabama to remove dangerous drivers from the state’s roadways.” – ADECA