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Traffic enforcement update for Monday

By Staff | Sep 5, 2015

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Monday, Sept. 7:

– Hart Road, North Fort Myers

– Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

– Laurel Lane, 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: 131

– Written Warnings Issued: 292

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 will be continuing to participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Each year on average, more than 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving. In order to stop this deadly epidemic, law enforcement in every state and most U.S. towns and cities will be cracking down on drunk driving from August 21 through Labor Day. Throughout the weekend, Traffic Unit and Patrol deputies will be working to remove impaired drivers from the roadway. Please enjoy this Labor Day weekend responsibly and drive safely.