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Daily Traffic Enforcement Update
Friday, September 27, 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, September 30, 2013, the Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement:

 
  1. Old Olga Road, Fort Myers
  2. Milwaukee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres
  3. Pine Island Road (State Road 78), Matlacha / 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:   247
  Written Warnings Issued:   105

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: Distracted driving is simply "careless" driving. Anything which takes your eyes and attention away from driving safely is a distraction, so put down that phone, manage the speed of your vehicle for road conditions, school and construction zones and the flow of traffic. Keep your car in good working order -- that's fluid levels, tire pressure, belts and schedule your routine maintenance. Finally, everyone needs to buckle-up for good 'ole safety sake.