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Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement update for Tuesday

November 16, 2009
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Tuesday, Nov. 17:

1. Palm Beach Boulevard (State Road 80), Fort Myers

2. Sanibel Causeway, Fort Myers

3. Hancock Bridge Parkway, 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: 65

Written Warnings Issued: 93

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 Web site at

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: A sobriety checkpoint over the weekend resulted in several arrests. Various initiatives continue daily and are a part of our ongoing commitment to remove impaired drivers from our roadways and promote awareness . If you observe a drunk driver in Lee County you are encouraged to dial 9-1-1 and report them.



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