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LCSO updates daily traffic report

January 23, 2013
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013, the Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement:

Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers

12th Street West, Lehigh Acres

Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach

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:

253

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 www.sheriffleefl.org.

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: One of the most common distractions leading to traffic crashes is the use of a cellular phone. This distraction can lead to serious injury or death in a motor vehicle. Make it a habit to pull over somewhere safe to talk or text.

 
 

 

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