Thursday, August 25, 2016

Update On CCSO Aggressive Driving Initiative

Since CCSO’s aggressive driving campaign launched Tuesday morning, deputies with the agency’s Safety and Traffic Enforcement Bureau have conducted 334 traffic stops along the Livingston Road corridor. The stops have resulted in 153 warnings, 38 citations and one DUI arrest. The campaign is data-driven and focuses primarily on three stretches of road:

* Livingston Road from Immokalee Road to Golden Gate Parkway
* Collier Boulevard from U.S. 41 East to the Marco Island Bridge
* Vanderbilt Beach Road from U.S. 41 North to Collier Boulevard

The number of traffic deaths in Collier County is up 10 percent so far this year compared to the same period in 2015. There have been 19 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 22 traffic deaths during the first half of 2016 compared to 17 fatal crashes resulting in 20 traffic deaths over the same period in 2015. In 2015 Collier County followed a statewide trend of increased crashes and traffic fatalities. Fatalities increased from a total of 39 in 2014 to a total of 49 in 2015.

This campaign will continue through December.