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Daily traffic enforcement update includes Estero Boulevard

August 1, 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 Thursday, August 1, 2013, the Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement:

South Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), Bonita Springs

Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach

Buckingham Road, 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:86

Written Warnings Issued:241

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: Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Blistering sun and hot temperatures are common in Southwest Florida causing the interior of a vehicle to reach the danger level much quicker. The temperature will rise as much as 20 degrees within 10 minutes. With the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reporting hyperthermia (heat stroke) as the leading cause of non-crash vehicle deaths for children under the age of fourteen (14), it's important to remember to take a "look before you lock!"



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