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Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

June 1, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Monday, June 4:

1. Gladiolus Drive @ U.S. 41, Fort Myers

2. East Terry Street, Bonita Springs

3. Hart Road, North Fort Myers

Locations are selected based upon high incidents of crashes, traffic surveys and citizen complaints. The Sheriff's Office is committed to promoting traffic safety and enforcing the law. By focusing on violations such as red light running, speeding, DUI and others, motorists become more alert and are encouraged to obey traffic laws. The Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit and District Patrol Deputies enforce our traffic laws each day by issuing citations and warnings. Preliminary results from their cumulative activity yesterday are as follows:

Citations Issued: 54

Written Warnings Issued: 158

Citizens can help by letting us know if they observe problem areas, aggressive or impaired drivers and by their compliance with the rules of the road. To get in touch with one of our traffic deputies call (239) 477-1000. If you see a reckless or drunk driver while you are traveling in your motor vehicle in Lee County, dial 9-1-1.

This traffic enforcement advisory is available each day on the Sheriff's Office website at

Everyone is reminded to "Fasten Your Seat Belts, be courteous to drivers and pedestrians and together we can reduce traffic related fatalities, injuries and property damage.

Note: Traffic Safety Tip of the Week: National Tire Safety Week begins June 5th and continues through the 11th. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 27% of passenger cars and 32% of pickup trucks, SUV's and minivans have at least one significant under inflated tire. You should know under inflated or overloaded tires create excessive stress and heat. As a result, a tire failure can occur which could result in vehicle damage or a crash. Be safe, regularly check your tires for proper inflation and tread wear.



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