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Traffic enforcement update for Monday

By Staff | Feb 25, 2011

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Monday, Feb. 28:
1. Del Prado Boulevard Extension, Cape Coral / North Fort Myers
2. Metro Parkway, Fort Myers
3. Dean Street,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: 94
Written Warnings Issued: 225
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: This week, and in those to come, you can be sure there will be additional traffic and congestion on area roads as visitors and tourists enjoy Spring Break on our beaches, Spring Training Baseball at local stadiums and the Southwest Florida Fair in North Fort Myers. Add preparation and patience to your recipe for safer driving.