The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Tuesday, May 15:
1. Palm Beach Boulevard (State Road 80), Fort Myers
2. Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs
3. Iona 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: 49
Written Warnings Issued: 107
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: It's Bike Safety Month and the League of American Bicyclists offers many recommendations for safe commuting. A few tips for bicyclists are: wear bright clothing; ride where drivers can see you; watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars; wear a helmet; make sure your tires are properly inflated; check your brakes, chain and quick release levers often.