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Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement update for Tuesday

June 4, 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, June 5:

1. Burnt Store Road, Cape Coral

2. Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres

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: 47

Written Warnings Issued: 161

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: This week is recognized by many public and private organizations as National Tire Safety Week. The RMA (Rubber Manufacturers Association) says an over inflated tire can cause uneven wear in the center of the tread, thus making it more susceptible to road hazard damage and decrease your vehicles handling ability. Be safe and check tire pressure on your car or truck at least once a month.



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