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Traffic enforcement update for Tuesday

July 9, 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, July 10:

1. McGregor Boulevard @ College Parkway, Fort Myers

2. West Terry Street, Bonita Springs

3. Business U.S. 41, 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: 82

Written Warnings Issued: 181

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: Florida law requires the use of seat belts if you are the operator of a motor vehicle or a front seat passenger. Also, anyone under the age of 18 must be "buckled-up", even if riding in the back seat. Children through 3 years of age must be secured in an approved child safety seat. Seat belts save lives!



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