(June 5, 2015)- The Cape Coral Police Department has been awarded a grant, totaling $45,000 dollars by the Florida Department of transportation (FDOT) for the purposes of implementing an Impaired Driving Enforcement Project.
The goal of the Impaired Driving project is to conduct special High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) operations focused on impaired driving in an effort to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities attributable to impaired driving.
From 2012 to 2014, the City of Cape Coral saw a 14% increase in traffic crashes. More alarming, is the number of alcohol-related deaths and serious bodily injuries that occur each year. On average from 2012 to 2014, in 40% of the traffic homicide investigations (THI) and serious bodily injuries (SBI), alcohol was a factor. The total number of THIs and SBIs doubled from 2012 to 2014.
Operations will commence beginning tomorrow, June 6, 2015. Our first operation will begin at 9:00 PM, running through 5:00 AM June 7, 2015. Officers will be specifically looking for impaired drivers. A variety of additional operations will be conducted through September 31, 2015.
CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341