CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's Traffic Safety Team deputies issued 112 traffic citations Friday through Sunday, Nov. 12-14, to drivers speeding through the Burnt Store Road construction south of Punta Gorda.
The CCSO sent out a press release about the problem, urging motorists to slow down. Sgt. Thomas Scott of the Traffic Safety Team said, “Most of the speeding citations were for 20mph over the speed limit.” There were a total of 112 citations and 12 warnings issued in the three-day blitz. Sgt. Scott said, “We will continue to be out in that area and urge drivers to please obey the speed limit signs in this construction area.” Traffic fines are double when workers are present.
Deputies also are continuing to monitor and issuing citations of speeders on Glendale Ave., Harriet St. and Burkhart Dr. in Port Charlotte, who are detouring from the Midway and Harbor boulevard intersection area, also due to construction.