You heard about extra traffic safety checkpoints during the holiday months, but law enforcement agencies say these checks don’t stop once the holidays are over.
Sgt. Paul Roper of the Spartanburg Police Department says you can expect at least one checkpoint each month.
“We’re not out looking to try to put people in jail, we’re just out there to maintain safety and check just the basics things and make sure they have them,” he explained.
He says, make sure you have your driver’s license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration on hand. Officers will also check to make sure your seatbelt is on.
Sgt. Roper says if you have a gun with you or in the car, tell the officer right away.
“It may be legally in the car, in the dash, just let them know, before you just reach over and open the dash and there’s a gun right there for the officer,” he said.
The goal Is getting drivers through these checkpoints so officers can make the roads safer for everyone.
“We’re going to be out there every day. We try to do as many as we can throughout every month, and hopefully save someone’s life.”
Spartanburg Police will have a checkpoint this Tuesday in the city.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office tell us they also conduct checks each month in random locations.