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Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement update for Tuesday

July 14, 2014
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 15:

- Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers

- Plantation Road, Fort Myers

- Daniels Parkway, 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: 45

- Written Warnings Issued: 153

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: Traffic Safety Tip of the Day: Effective July 1, 2014, motorists must "Move Over" for sanitation and utility vehicles in addition to authorized emergency vehicles and wreckers. The "Move Over Act" requires motorists on multi-lane highways provide an empty lane between them and parked vehicles displaying visual signals. Additionally, you must reduce your speed to 20 mph below the posted speed limits. If on a two-lane roadway it is required that you slow down to 20 mph below the posted speed limit as you approach and pass the public safety or law enforcement vehicle. On two-lane roads with speed limits 20 mph or less the motorist must drop to a speed of 5 miles per hour. Slowing for these vehicles may only cost a few seconds, but could save a life.



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