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Cape cranks up traffic enforcement

By Staff | Sep 27, 2008

Speeders paid the price this week during a special detail conducted by the Cape Coral Police Department’s Daytime Traffic Unit.

In all, 43 speeding citations were issued at problem roadways such as Del Prado Boulevard and Hancock Bridge Parkway Wednesday,

Additionally, 21 citations were issued for seat belt violations; six citations were issued for equipment violations; four citations were issued for insurance violations; and two citations were issued for driving with suspended or revoked licenses.

“One of the most common complaints we receive from residents is about speeders in their areas,” said Police Chief Rob Petrovich in a prepared written statement. “While we cannot have police officers on every street enforcing the speed limits at all times, these targeted enforcement efforts will help keep our streets safer. They also send a message to drivers to follow the speed limits or they will get a ticket.”

A ticket for speeding six to nine miles over the speed limit will cost offenders $99 and fees increase accordingly. Speeders going 30 or more miles over the speed limit will be required to make a mandatory court appearance.