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Sheriffs Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

July 18, 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 Monday, July 21:

- Orange Grove Blvd., North Fort Myers

- Cemetery Road, Fort Myers

- Alico Road, South 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: 95

- Written Warnings Issued: 185

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 rain and fog. Southwest Floridians experienced rainy conditions last week, yet many motorists were traveling without their headlights on. That may be in part to many vehicles conveniently equipped with a sensor to automatically turn on at night. Be aware, however, that sometimes the sensor may not activate your lights during the daytime if rain or fog prevail. Visually check your headlight indicator to be sure your headlights (not just your parking lights) are illuminated. Florida law requires headlights to be in operation in rainy conditions, as well as fog and smoke. Make safety a priority over convenience.



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