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Alachua County Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, May 25

Buzz2012GAINESVILLE – The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ASO) will be conducting a driver’s license check point at 7300 S.W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, On Friday, May 25, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office conducts driver’s license checkpoints to provide a visible deterrent for those who violate laws and reduce the safety of the motoring public. According to the ASO, drivers who do not possess a valid license or insurance have been identified as an area of traffic safety concern.

Motorists are also urged to routinely check their vehicle’s safety equipment to ensure compliance and reduce their chances of being involved in a crash. This check should include the following:

 Take a “walk around” your vehicle to allow you the opportunity to visually observe your tires. Routinely check your tire pressure with a quality tire pressure gauge.

 Check your turn signals, headlights and brake lights.

 Check your horn and windshield wipers.

 Check all of your fluid levels.

 If you have a child restraint seat in your vehicles, check it each time before use.

 Drivers who enter the checkpoint are urged to slow down and follow the deputy’s instructions.