(November 19, 2018)-  Traffic Tuesday! For this Traffic Tuesday we will be focusing on Part 2 of our winter season driving. Part 1 can be found here.

  • Be courteous to everyone out on the road. Being aggressive or having road rage will only increase your doctor visits and co-pays due to high blood pressure. Relax and take a breath when, not if, you get cutoff. We’d rather respond to a traffic complaint than having to arrest someone for a battery…..or worse. 

  • We know our city is beautiful but the left lane, on a multiple lane roadway, is for faster cars. If you want to look around at the great sites then please stay in the right lane, but you should keep your eyes on where they should be.…the road. This isn’t NASCAR where you try to block other cars from passing you.

  • To our European drivers, please drive on the right side of the road, you won’t get very far driving on the left side.

  • When you want to partake in some of our great drinking establishments, use alternative methods of travel, such as Lyft, Uber, a taxi, designated driver, bus, etc. Please remember that drinking isn’t a sport and the highest score doesn’t get a prize, instead they usually go to the hospital.

  • Hazard lights are not a warning to other drivers that it’s raining. They can already see that. Do not use them when driving in the rain.

  • If you see flashing red and/or blue lights approaching you, move over to the right side of the road and allow the emergency vehicle to pass. They’re trying to get somewhere to help people, please let them by.

  • You can turn right on a red light if traffic is clear and there isn’t a sign advising otherwise. 

REMINDER: If you have traffic concerns, you can submit them here: www.capecops.com/traffic. Your concern will be routed directly to the Traffic Unit for follow-up. Please be as detailed as possible to include things like days of week, times you are seeing the issue, or specific cars (if it is a particular vehicle with which you are having an issue).


CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341