About the Traffic Enforcement Unit


***Be advised that School Zone Fines are DOUBLED***

Please contact Sergeant Kevin Mimosa, Supervisor of the Traffic Enforcement Unit at 305-289-2410 if you have any traffic concerns or wish to report any areas that require additional Traffic Enforcement attention.  If you have a traffic concern in the City of Key West please contact  the Key West Police Department at 305-809-1000.  Remember, speed kills!  Slow down and drive safely, don’t you become a highway statistic.

August, 2013:

“Violation of the Month” is passing on the right:  Florida law states that you may not leave the main traveled portion of the roadway while passing a vehicle on the right when that vehicle has stopped to turn left.  In addition, paved shoulders, turn lanes, and merge lanes do not constitute “the main traveled portion of the roadway.” 

Traffic targets:

LOWER KEYS

Ave F Big Coppitt                                                    Speed, Stop Signs
Spainish Main Dr., Cudjoe Key                                 Speeding
Pirates Rd. Little Torch Key                                     Speeding

MIDDLE KEYS

US1 47 MM , Marathon                                            Speeding
Sombrero Beach Rd. Marathon                                 Speed
Coco Plum, Marathon                                              Speeding

UPPER KEYS

US1 62 MM - 68 MM, Long Key                                Speeding, improper passing
Burton Dr. Tavernier                                                  Speeding
N. Blackwater Lane                                                  Speeding

September, 2013:

“Violation of the Month” is passing on the right:  Florida law states that you may not leave the main traveled portion of the roadway while passing a vehicle on the right when that vehicle has stopped to turn left.  In addition, paved shoulders turn lanes, and merge lanes do not constitute “the main traveled portion of the roadway.” 

Traffic targets:

LOWER KEYS

Ave F Big Coppitt                                                 Speed, stop signs
Spanish Main Dr., Cudjoe Key                              Speeding
Sugarloaf Blvd, Sugarloaf Key                               Speeding

MIDDLE KEYS

47 mm, Marathon                                                 Speeding
Sombrero Beach Rd. Marathon                              Speeding
US1 Fiesta Key/Channel 5 bridge                          Speeding/improper passing

UPPER KEYS

US1 62 MM - 68 MM, Long Key                          Speeding, improper passing
Burton Dr. Tavernier                                            Speeding
Card Sound Road                                               Speeding, improper passing


About the Traffic Enforcement Unit

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Traffic unit

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For telephone traffic reports, dial FDOT's 511 Traffic Center. Call 511 toll free from any phone, then dial 14# for reports on U.S. One in Monroe County.

The Traffic Enforcement Unit enforces the traffic laws of the state of Florida and all traffic related Monroe County ordinances. The efforts of this unit ensure people traveling on the roadways of Monroe County stay as safe as possible.

The main highway, U.S. Highway One, stretches the entire length of Monroe County which makes the duties of the Traffic Enforcement Unit particularly crucial. Traffic accidents and other traffic issues can severely impact the flow of traffic in the Florida Keys and it is the duty of the unit to see such

interruptions happen as infrequently as possible.

All eight deputies in the Traffic Unit, under the direction of Sergeant Kevin Mimosa, are trained breath-test operators, radar and laser certified. The unit supports one drug recognition expert and maintains five Intoxilyzer 8000 instruments and inspectors as well as two specifically trained DUI units.

Some of the ancillary duties of the Traffic Enforcement Unit include:

If you have a traffic complaint in your neighborhood or a question regarding Florida Traffic Statutes or the Enforcement of Florida’s Traffic Laws in Monroe County please call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Traffic Enforcement Unit at (305) 289-2430 or send e-mail to Traffic Enforcement Sgt. Kevin Mimosa.


Training


Equipment

The Traffic Enforcement Unit currently maintains the following equipment:


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