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Daily Traffic Enforcement Update
Friday, April 26, 2013

The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is providing the information listed below in continuing efforts to increase traffic safety awareness and education, plus to emphasize the importance of obeying traffic laws to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and death on Lee County roads.

On Monday, April 29, 2013, the Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement:

 
  1. Richmond Avenue, Lehigh Acres
  2. Iona Road, Fort Myers
  3. 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:   70
  Written Warnings Issued:   142

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 www.sheriffleefl.org.

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 month of May is just a few days away. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott reminds everyone, proms, graduations and the anticipation of summer become central in teen minds. With the excitement, traffic safety can take a back seat to responsible driving. Remind and encourage our driving teens to stay focused on the cars and trucks around them and the road before them. Parents can enroll their licensed teens in the Teen Driving Challenge, a program conducted each month by the Sheriff's Office where the young drivers are taught safe driving habits and practice them on a closed course. Call 477-1400 for more information.