TAMPA BAY - Defective vehicle equipment poses dangers to the public, and that's why the Florida Highway Patrol plans to conduct random driver license and vehicle inspection checkpoints on dozens of Tampa Bay-area roads in January.
The daytime checkpoints will be conducted in seven counties. Troopers will look for defective vehicle equipment, including bad brakes, worn tires, and malfunctioning lighting. Troopers also will run driver license checks. The FHP says local supervisors select the time, location and duration of the checkpoints on the roadways listed below based upon staffing, weather and traffic conditions.
The FHP says the checkpoints are an effective means of enforcing the equipment and driver license laws of Florida while ensuring the protection of all motorists.
Here are the roads that will be targeted during the checkpoints.