Putting off getting that headlight fixed or your driver’s license renewed?
You might want to rethink that strategy.
The Florida Highway Patrol will be on the lookout throughout the month of April for vehicles that have safety equipment defects and drivers who are behind the wheel without valid licenses.
According to FHP spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins, the checkpoints will take place throughout Pasco County and include a number of roads in the Land O’ Lakes area.
“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,” Gaskins wrote in a media release. “In addition, attention will be directed to drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Florida.”
Gaskins did not release a timetable for the checkpoints in Land O’ Lakes.
The list of checkpoints includes “possible locations (where) checkpoints may be conducted,” he said. “Hours may vary.”
Here is the list of roads FHP may target in the Land O’ Lakes area this month:
- U.S. 41
- State Road 54
- State Road 52
- County Line Road