Contact: Officer Brian Tate
Columbia Mo PD, Traffic Unit
Officer Latisha Stroer, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
***SAFETY CHECKPOINT RESULTS***
On September 25, 2013, the Columbia Police Department conducted a Motor Vehicle Safety Checkpoint on Outer Providence at Peach Way. This operation began at approximately 11:00 am and concluded at approximately 2:00 pm. The purpose of this operation was to increase safety on the roadways of Columbia by identifying and citing those drivers who are unlicensed, driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license, and/or driving while uninsured. Officers working the checkpoint also looked for child restraint violations, safety belt violations and any other visible safety violations.
During the Safety Checkpoint, the following actions were taken:
1 citation issued for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license9 citations and 6 warnings issued for failing to maintain financial responsibility (no insurance)3 citations for no seatbelt use2 warnings issued for vehicle registration violation1 citation issued for an Intermediate Driver's License Violation4 child safety seat inspections2 warnings issued for Minor under 18 years of age in possession of Tobacco
Approximately 181 vehicles were checked during the Safety checkpoint. The Columbia Police Department wishes to thank the citizens of The City of Columbia and Boone County, Mo., for their patience and cooperation during this operation.
This event was funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation Division of Highway Safety.