Checkpoint Scheduled for Fayette County


 The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is planning to conduct a highway safety checkpoint in the Valley 

District of Fayette County.  

According to the Fayette County Sheriff, on Saturday, March 7, 2015 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a checkpoint on 

U.S. Route 60 at the intersection with Cannelton Hollow Road in Smithers, WV.  This checkpoint will be 

conducted between the hours of 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm on that date.  The primary purpose of this 

checkpoint will be to insure the use of seatbelts and child restraint systems.  

“We’re not planning on issuing a large number of traffic citations during the operation of this  

checkpoint,” said Sheriff Kessler.  “In fact, we hope we are not required to issue any citations 

whatsoever.  The purpose of this checkpoint is to make sure that people are complying with the laws 

requiring the mandatory use of seatbelts and child safety systems.”  

“The delay to motorists passing through this checkpoint will be minimal,” said Sheriff Kessler.  “To 

facilitate the operation of this checkpoint we are requesting that motorists passing through the area 

slow down and use caution when approaching the checkpoint.  You should keep your seatbelt fastened 

while approaching the checkpoint, as the proper use of seatbelts is what we are primarily checking for.  

You should have your driver’s license, registration card and insurance certificate readily available for the 

Deputy to review.  If you follow these simple tips, your delay when passing through this checkpoint will 

be very minimal.”  Sheriff Kessler went on to add, “If you’re unsure if your child safety seat is properly 

installed in your vehicle and would like an officer to check it, just ask for assistance when you get to the 

checkpoint.  A Deputy will have you pull into a safe area and will gladly check the installation of your 

child safety seat(s) to make sure your children are safe.”  

Parents or Grandparents can also call and schedule an appointment to come to one of the Sheriff’s 

Detachment Offices in Fayetteville, Smithers or Danese and have a trained Deputy assist with the 

installation of child safety seats and/or to check the installation of these child safety seats.  “Child safety 

seats do an excellent job of protecting young children in the event of a car crash,” said Sheriff Kessler, 

“but only if they are properly installed.”  

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