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LCSO traffic enforcement update for Friday

September 27, 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 Friday, Sept. 28:

1. Commerce Lakes Drive, Fort Myers

2. Iona Road, Fort Myers

3. Pennsylvania Avenue, Bonita Springs

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: 58

Written Warnings Issued: 178

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: Be sure to regularly inspect your vehicle tires for proper inflation and tread wear. Just looking at a tire isn't good enough. Know the recommended pressure for your vehicle and check it with a reliable gauge when your tires are cold. A simple way to determine if the tread is worn to the point of replacing a tire is use the penny test. Place a penny with President Lincoln's head upside down in the tread. If you can see the top of his head, it's time to replace.



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