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Traffic enforcement update for Thursday

July 17, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Thursday, July 18:

- Sunshine Boulevard, Lehigh Acres

- College Parkway at U.S. 41, Fort Myers

- Winkler Road, 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:77

Written Warnings Issued:248

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: Motorists running red lights are one of the most frequent complaints the Sheriff receives from citizens. Running a red light is also one of the most common factors in traffic crashes. In response, deputies routinely watch for this violation and the Florida legislature deemed it so important fines were increased several years ago and 4 points assessed to violators. We want to encourage you to use good sense and be prepared to STOP at red lights.



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