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If you have received a traffic ticket in Alachua County, Florida there are steps you must take within a short period of time to avoid going to court or getting points on your license.

Most first-time offense civil infractions such as speeding or running a red light can be handled outside of the court saving you time, money, and points on your driving record.

Review the back of your ticket to find out if your infraction qualifies and choose one of the options below before the deadline posted.

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Traffic Ticket Options for Alachua County

  1. Attend Online Traffic School
    1. Your auto insurance rates CANNOT go up and your policy CANNOT be cancelled unless you were at fault in a crash.*
    2. NO POINTS will be added to your driver's license record.*
    3. Your Safe Driver status is maintained if applicable.
  2. Pay the Civil Penalty on the Citation
    1. Your case will be satisfied upon payment
    2. The charge will be entered on your driving record as a conviction
    3. POINTS WILL BE ASSESSED as applicable
  3. Plead Not Guilty
    1. Judge may adjudicate you guilty
      1. Points may be assessed
      2. Fines can go as high as $1,000
    2. Judge may require you to attend traffic school
    3. Insurance rates may go up
    4. Policy may be cancelled

To start your traffic school course, choose a course format below. All courses cover the same material and take the same amount of time to complete.

Information About Alachua County Roadway Safety

If you received a traffic ticket in Alachua County, you are probably angry and upset but consider this:

  • Alachua County straddles Interstate 75. The portion of I-75 within Florida's borders is considered (based on number of deaths per mile) to be the 15th deadliest highway in America.
  • The University of Florida is the eighth largest university in America with almost 50,000 students many of whom are teens away from home and their parent's rules for the first time.

What would the driving situation be like if the traffic rules in Alachua County weren't enforced?

According to the statistics below, overall, Alachua County's traffic problems are becoming worse rather than better.

Alachua County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 3,799 4,606 +21.24% 4,222
Fatalities 27 36 +33.33% 30
Injuries 2,976 3,391 +13.94% 3,162
Alcohol Related 277 256 -7.58% 258
Alcohol Related Fatalities 9 7 -22.22% 6
Alcohol Related Injuries 113 115 +1.77% 111

Alachua County Links:
Most Dangerous Intersections, Clerk of the Court, Traffic Fines Table

Directions to Alachua County Clerk of the Court Traffic Bureau:

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