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Daily traffic enforcement update for Wednesday

By Staff | Mar 24, 2015

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Wednesday, March 25:

– I-75 at the Alico Interchange, South Fort Myers

– Three Oaks Parkway, San Carlos Park

– Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, South 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: 61

– Written Warnings Issued: 132

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: Did you know? The Move Over Law changed on July 1, 2014 to include not only law enforcement and emergency vehicles, but also sanitation vehicles and utility service vehicles. Violating the Move Over Law puts both yourself and public safety personnel at risk, as well as result in fines and points on your driver’s license.