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Daily Traffic Enforcement Update
Wednesday, September 18, 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 Thursday, September 19, 2013, the Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement:

 
  1. Three Oaks Parkway, Fort Myers
  2. Palm Beach Boulevard (State Road 80), Fort Myers
  3. Business U.S. 41, 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:   105
  Written Warnings Issued:   225

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: Motorists running red lights are common complaints received by our traffic unit. The practice is also one of the most common causes of traffic crashes. Florida legislators enacted stronger penalties years ago in hopes of curtailing this risky driving behavior. Violators pay more than $250 in fines and are assessed 4 points against their license. Stopping for red lights saves "cents" and lives -- now that makes common sense!