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LCSO updates Daily Traffic Enforcement

August 17, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Press Release

August 16, 2012

Daily Traffic Enforcement Update

The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is providing the information listed below in continuing efforts to increase traffic safety awareness and education, plus to emphasize the importance of obeying traffic laws to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and death on Lee County roads.

On Friday, August 17, 2012, the Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement:

Hart Road, North Fort Myers

Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach

Palm Beach Boulevard (State Road 80), 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:88

Written Warnings Issued:251

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 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: The "Move Over Act" requires motorists on multi-lane highways provide an empty lane between them and emergency vehicles parked and 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.



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