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Lee County Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

By Staff | Apr 29, 2011

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is providing the information listed below in continuing efforts to increase traffic safety awareness and education, plus to emphasize the importance of obeying traffic laws to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and death on Lee County roads.
On Monday, May 2, 2011, the Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement:
1. College Parkway @ U.S. 41, Fort Myers
2. Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral
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: 58
Written Warnings Issued: 160
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: The month of May is designated as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. As always, safety is the focus of supporters of the awareness effort reminding motorists to “Share the Road” with motorcycles and be extra alert when driving. Research shows that per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists are about 37 times more likely than a passenger car occupant to die in a traffic crash. Motorcyclists are encouraged to combine hand and turn signals to draw more attention to themselves, as well as position in the lane where they will be most visible to other drivers. Look for more tips in our daily traffic notes coming up throughout the month.