Posting from: Philipsburg, MT
Listening to: Matt Nathanson, Car Crash
The Montana Highway Patrol has announced that it will be conducting “safety spot checks” in Deer Lodge County on Wednesday, August 26, 2009.
The MHP released a statement which read, in part, that, “…Safety Spot Checks are conducted as service to motorists traveling on the highways of the State of Montana. The Safety Spot Check will be ensuring motorists have a valid driver’s license, current vehicle registration and current vehicle insurance coverage. The Safety Spot Check may be conducted day or night, but the exact location will not be pre-announced.”
If you have any questions or would like more information about the spot checks, you can contact the MHP at 494-3233.
I am confused as to:
(1) how impeding travelers without suspicion of wrongdoing is a “service” to motorists, and
(2) what having three government-mandated pieces of paper have to do with safe driving.
On the other hand, I wonder how much revenue this will bring in…