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Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

August 2, 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 Monday, August 5:

- South Cleveland Avenue (U.S. 41), Fort Myers

- Hickory Boulevard, Bonita Springs

- Skyline Boulevard, Cape Coral

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: 121

Written Warnings Issued: 247

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: The summer break is coming to an end for Lee County youth. Next Thursday, August 8th, a new school year begins. Plan ahead and be prepared to schedule that extra time to reach your destinations during the morning and afternoons when roads will be busier and more congested. While 58,000 kids ride the school bus, others will be going to and from school by car, bicycles, skateboards and on foot. And, as always, stay alert and don't allow distractions to divert your attention from the road ahead.



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