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Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

December 13, 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, Dec. 16:

- Summerlin Road, Fort Myers

- Business U.S. 41, Bonita Springs

- Veterans Parkway, 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: 75

Written Warnings Issued: 200

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: "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." It's not only a national highway safety slogan for the holiday season, it's a fact, law enforcement will be on the lookout. Impaired drivers place the entire motoring public at risk to injury or death. During the holiday season, many adults celebrate and enjoy themselves with a couple of drinks, but even one alcoholic beverage may increase the risk of a crash while driving a motor vehicle. Don't drink or abuse drugs and drive.



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