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Sheriff’s Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

By Staff | Jun 26, 2015

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Monday, June 29:

– Diplomat Parkway, North Fort Myers

– State Road 82, Lehigh Acres

– Veterans Parkway, Cape Coral

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:95

– Written Warnings Issued:137

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: This weekend, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will partner with other local law enforcement agencies to conduct a D.U.I. enforcement operation throughout Lee County. In addition, thousands of law enforcement officers across the United States will be on heightened alert for those violating boating under the influence laws during the annual Operation Dry Water weekend, June 26-28. Operation Dry Water is a nationally coordinated heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, focused on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These operations are an enhancement to the daily commitment of our deputies to remove impaired operators from our roadways and waterways with the ultimate goal of reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities.