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FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
COMPREHENSIVE ROADSIDE SAFETY
APPLICABLE CALEA STANDARDS
To provide operational guidelines for conducting Comprehensive Roadside Safety
Section 321.05, Florida Statutes
It is the policy of the Florida Highway Patrol to promote safety for motorists using the
public highways and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Florida
Statutes. Although other law enforcement measures may realize a greater number of arrests,
the purpose of a checkpoint is deterrence of certain offenses such as driving under the
influence. The intent of a checkpoint is to increase the motorists’ perceived risk of detection
and arrest and to effect a greater public awareness of the problem which is targeted by the
Any procedure used by the Florida Highway Patrol members in conducting
Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoints (CRSCs) should be measured against the
following considerations and priorities:
Enhancement of member and motorist safety.
Avoidance of undue inconvenience to the public.
The deterrent effect created by the roadside safety check.
Driver license inspection, registration inspection, vehicle equipment inspection
and motorist insurance inspections conducted during daylight hours will be conducted in
accordance with Chapter 17.07 of this manual.
To provide guidelines for the use of CRSCs as part of a continuing, systematic and
assertive enforcement program to identify persons who are operating a motor vehicle with
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defective equipment, without a valid drivers license or permit, without a proper vehicle
registration, without proper insurance or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Troop commanders will be responsible for:
Approving all CRSC operational plans.