This article explains how to prepare successful strategies for passing through all of the Sobriety Checkpoints that law enforcement departments will be establishing leading up to the Christmas and New Year’s seasons. As we celebrate the season, alcohol is often part of the fellowship and with the consequences of driving under the influence, the prospect of facing an impaired driving charge or motor vehicle collisions should be avoided at all costs.
Here are 10 simple strategies that you can use to pass the scrutiny at these Checkstops whether or not you have been naughty or nice.
1. Use a Designated Driver, public transportation, taxi services or services that will drive your vehicle home if you have been drinking. Make plans in advance to call for a sober friend or family member to come and pick you up at the party or sleep over.
2. Have a plan B in case the first plan does not work out and your designated driver falls “off the wagon.” If that person you thought would drive you home doesn’t pick up the phone, you will be prepared if you carry an emergency cash reserve in case you have to call a cab
3. If you are the designated driver, do not allow your passengers to have open liquor containers in the vehicle while you are driving. There will be plenty of time to celebrate when you return safely home.
4. If you approach a check stop there will be probably an officer looking for cars that make sudden turns or manoeuvres to avoid the screening.
5. While in the check stop, turn on the interior lights of your car and keep your body movements to a minimum.
6. Have your driver’s licence and registration and insurance documents ready for inspection.
7. Have a positive attitude and smile when you greet the officer.
8. Avoid using breath fresheners or chewing gum aggressively. These indicate to the officer that you are attempting to mask alcohol on your breath.
9. When the officer detects the smell of alcohol in the car, advise him which of the passengers have been drinking.
10. Be truthful when speaking with the officer. Even during brief conversation officers may pick up on inconsistencies in your false story that he may decide to investigate further.
I have personally conducted over a hundred of sobriety checkpoints and have arrested many drivers who have been under the influence. Almost all of the impaired drivers who have been detected at these initiatives have said that they have had either two beers or “a couple drinks.” Some law enforcement agencies are changing the way that they are doing check stop operations and getting away from many police cars together on a roadway and using a couple cars that pull over all the cars that pass by them when they come from an area near establishments who serve alcohol. Following my simple tips will save you from the pain, embarrassment and all of the financial consequences that result from driving while under the influence of alcohol. And remember, being impaired by recreational or prescription drugs are also an offence. Season’s Greetings Everyone! For more great articles,driving tips and strategies that will help you avoid traffic tickets and criminal charges, go to http://www.MyTrafficTicketTips.com