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Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

By Staff | May 11, 2012

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Monday, May 14:

1. South Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), Estero

2. Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres

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

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:57

Written Warnings Issued:257

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: While you can’t prevent the mistakes or carelessness of other drivers, you can reduce your risk of injury by one easy “click” — just buckle your seat belt! Law enforcement across Florida will emphasize this important task by looking for those not wearing seat belts starting Sunday, May 13th and continuing through June 3rd. Remember: “Click It or Ticket.”