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Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement update for Tuesday

April 22, 2013
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 23:

1.Summerlin Road, Fort Myers

2.Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres

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

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: 51

Written Warnings Issued: 167

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: Your low-beam headlights will help others see you in foggy conditions. Many vehicles are conveniently equipped with a sensor to automatically turn on your headlights when it gets dark. Be aware, sometimes, the sensor may not activate your lights in the fog. Be sure to manually turn on your lights, if this is the case. Florida law requires headlights to be in operation in foggy conditions, as well as rain and smoke. Make safety a priority over convenience.



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