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LCSO traffic enforcement update for Tuesday

April 23, 2012
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, April 24:

1. Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres

2. Pine Island Road (State Road 78), Matlacha

3. Winkler Road, 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: 55

Written Warnings Issued: 152

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

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: It's National Work Zone Awareness Week, so don't tailgate. Maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead. The most common crash in a highway work zone is the rear end collision. Also, motorists are required to reduce their speed and maintain their lanes. Nationally, eighty-five percent of those killed in a work zone are drivers or occupants and more than twice as many fatal work zone crashes occurred on weekdays as on weekends. Reduce your speed, keep a safe distance and stay in your lane to prevent accidents.



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