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Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

By Staff | Jan 16, 2009

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement:
1. Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers
2. Midpoint Memorial Bridge, Cape Coral
3. Pennsylvania Avenue, 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: 186
Written Warnings Issued: 145
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: Traffic Safety Tip of the Week: Florida law requires the use of headlights in fog, smoke and rain. Be sure to double check to ensure your lights are on when these driving conditions occur, especially if your vehicle is equipped with a sensor to automatically turn on your headlights. Fog, smoke and rain limit visibility and coupled with traffic congestion often create circumstances where motorists must make sudden stops or lane changes, so increase your following distances, too.