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Traffic enforcement update for Friday

By Staff | Nov 20, 2008

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Friday, Nov. 21:

1. Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, Fort Myers/ Estero

2. Cleveland Avenue (U.S. 41), Fort Myers

3. Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres

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 Wednesday are as follows:

Citations Issued: 128

Written Warnings Issued: 151

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 Web site 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: A Sobriety Checkpoint is planned for this weekend. Keep our roads safe and remember, “Over the Limit. Under Arrest”.