Traffic Tuesday! For this Traffic Tuesday we will be focusing on traffic control patterns with traffic cones, traffic barrels, and traffic channelizers.
We have a lot of construction in the north end of Cape Coral with the Utility Expansion Project (UEP). With that comes different traffic control patterns that must be obeyed. While the UEP work continues everyone that lives in the area, or at least traveled through, have seen the major traffic pattern changes. Be aware of these changes and take extra time to get to your destination. If you don’t have to go through that area, avoid it until the construction is completed.
The picture below may look like a screenshot from a late 80’s arcade game but in reality the different types of traffic control devices used are NOT worth points if you hit them. It may seem like it by them getting hit and knocked over so frequently. There is only a high score if you get to your destination safely without hitting anything or anyone! Please use caution, slow down in construction areas, be aware of your surroundings, watch for workers and pedestrians in the area, and as always….DON’T drive impaired.
Speeding in a work zone has enhanced penalties under 316.183, and is a violation as a noncriminal traffic infraction punishable as a moving violation.
Driving around, through, or over a traffic control device is under State Statute 316.074 and a violation is a noncriminal traffic infraction punishable as a moving violation.
Traffic Crash weekly summary:
Monday June 3rd through Sunday June 9th, 2019, there were 85 traffic crashes worked by the Cape Coral Police Department.
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