MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - You see them from time to time, and you might have been stopped at one before. They are Mobile Police safety checkpoints.
Fresh off his victory in the Mobile mayoral race, Sandy Stimpson said Mobile Police checkpoints are not necessary.
"During the campaign, I said I didn't think it was a solution to our challenges of public safety and that's a position that I have. Unless I'm convinced otherwise by those that are on the ground, then that's where it stands,” said Stimpson.
But many are convinced otherwise.
"Yeah, they need to do that every once in a while. People driving around with no insurance, no license…that's a problem. That's their duty. They should be checking on people and maybe do it more often,” said James of Mobile.
"Safety checkpoints are a great idea. They insure the safety of our community for other reasons. Because that's opportunity to catch drunk drivers, it's an opportunity to catch people who have warrants,” said Charline Oworu.
"If they know there is a safety checkpoint, they're more cautious about having the registration, and license, and drunk driving as well. It could possibly save someone's live,” said Jackie Bibbs.
FOX10 News reached out to some of you via social media for your response.
Tony Kendall said: “Glad to see the ‘wall’ coming down in Mobile.”
Brent Becker said: “I’m for all of them. Too many people out there not abiding by the laws that I have to. So let’s get them to pay and get them off the streets of Mobile. Lots of people with warrants are found this way.”
Some disagreed, like Mary Wynne Forrest who said: “I think randomly pulling over citizens who are breaking no low is grossly overstepping the power of police.
Either way, many agreed if you are pulled over, the process is not all that bad.
"It was fine for me. I had everything on me. It went smoothly. I know a lot of other people who got stopped with me did not have anything on them, so for them it might beneficial but for me it was fine. I got in and out,” said Caitlyn Sells.
"I was stopped about two weeks ago on Azalea Road. Just wanted to see my license and my insurance kept it moving. That was it, that was all,” said Charline.
The Mobile Police Department will continue to perform safety checkpoints through the Labor Day Weekend.
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