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, June 21, 2012, the Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement:
23rd Street S.W., Lehigh Acres
Plantation Road, Fort Myers
San Carlos 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:
Written Warnings Issued:204
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 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: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 27 percent of passenger cars and 32 percent of pickup trucks, SUV's and minivans have at least one significant under inflated tire. You should know under inflated or overloaded tires create excessive stress and heat. As a result, a tire failure can occur which could result in vehicle damage or a crash. Be safe, regularly check your tires for proper inflation and tread wear.