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Joint traffic safety initiative Thursday

By Staff | Nov 19, 2008

A joint traffic safety initiative is planned for tomorrow, Thursday, November 20, 2008. Various state, county and local law enforcement agencies who comprise the Multi-Jurisdictional Traffic Task Force will participate in the saturation effort, often referred as a wolfpack. Traffic enforcement deputies, troopers and officers will be alert for aggressive drivers, speeders and those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Geographic areas for the saturation patrols are selected as a result of concerns and complaints from citizens, as well as analysis of traffic surveys and crash data. The multi-agency participation also serves to emphasize the commitment of law enforcement to public education of traffic laws and motorist safety.

Daily enforcement, sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols by deputies with the Sheriff’s Office are a part of on-going efforts to curb traffic fatalities, injuries and crashes in Lee County. Various community partnerships, including planned operations such as noted above, are established with the goal of educating and informing the public on traffic safety issues.