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Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

By Staff | Dec 9, 2011

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following

three locations for enforcement Monday, Dec. 12:

1. Midpoint Memorial Bridge, Fort Myers / Cape Coral

2. Bayshore Road (State Road 78), North Fort Myers

3. Business U.S. 41, 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 Thursday are as follows:

Citations Issued: 39

Written Warnings: 228

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.”

Traffic Safety Tip of the Week: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” It’s not only a national highway safety slogan this year, it’s the truth. Impaired drivers place the entire motoring public at risk to injury or death. During the holiday season, many adults celebrate and enjoy themselves with a couple of drinks, but even one too many increases the risk of a crash while driving a motor vehicle. Don’t drink or abuse drugs and drive.