Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

POSTED: December 18, 2009

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The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Monday, Dec. 21:
1. North Cleveland Avenue (U.S. 41), North Fort Myers
2. Business U.S. 41, Bonita Springs
3. Lee Road, Fort Myers (San Carlos Park)
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 Thursday are as follows:
Citations Issued: 113
Written Warnings Issued: 136
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.
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 Week: It's the last weekend before Christmas. Expect heavier than normal traffic conditions across Southwest Florida. Plan your travels and allow extra time to reach your destinations. Also, avoid distractions while you drive -- keep your eyes on the road and be a defensive, not aggressive, driver!