Find DUI Checkpoints?
worse than to be running late for an important meeting
- or for picking up the kids from daycare - only to be stopped by a
police checkpoint. Although they aren't terribly common, DUI
can slow you down enough to make you really,
for wherever you need to be. The police don't necessarily stop every
single car that passes through one of these checkpoints, but they
usually stop every second or third one. What can you do to avoid these
aggravations? Fortunately, the police have to make announcements before
officially conducting one of these setups. Therefore, there are ways to
ensure that you don't get stuck in one at an inconvenient times.
Checkpoints - Check Your Local Media
best way to avoid DUI
is by checking the local paper
every morning - or by watching the news, or logging on to the Internet.
That's because the police have to make an announcement, and they
typically do so to the media in one form or another. As counter
intuitive as it may seem, the authorities can't simply set up a
checkpoint without making some sort of formal announcement. If you're
particularly concerned about being late for something very important,
you can easily scan the paper or the Internet to check if any
checkpoints have been announced recently - and seek to avoid them.
Checkpoints via Text Messaging
to modern technology, there's yet another great, convenient way
to avoid DUI checkpoints - text messaging. There are multiple websites
that allow you to receive alerts via text message that inform you of
checkpoints in your area. Since the police only conduct these things
very sporadically, you shouldn't be receiving hundreds of text messages
per week. At most, you'd probably receive one or two in a single month.
It's an excellent way to avoid the hassle and aggravation of sitting
through a long, backed up checkpoint. When you are aware of them most
of time, you can seek an alternate path to avoid police checkpoints.