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If you have received a traffic ticket in Citrus 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 Citrus 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 Citrus County Roadway Safety

Citrus County is a largely rural county located on the Central Florida Gulf Coast. The largest community is Homosassa Springs and the county seat is Inverness. The main highways are US-19 and US-41. The county's population is approximately 139,000.

No doubt, you are frustrated and angry about receiving a ticket in Citrus County but consider this:

  • Most of the roads in rural Citrus County are two-lane country roads. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that two-lane country roads are the most dangerous highways in America.
  • According to NHTSA, only 19% of the US population lives in rural areas but rural traffic fatalities accounted for 55% of the total fatalities in 2011.
  • Although the population of Citrus County is declining, traffic crashes in Citrus County are on the rise with the total number of crashes and injuries significantly above average.

Can you imagine how much worse the driving situation would be like in Citrus County if the traffic rules weren't enforced?

Citrus County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 1,003 1,283 +27.92% 1,086
Fatalities 17 19 +11.76% 20
Injuries 969 994 +2.58% 929
Alcohol Related 109 101 -7.34% 108
Alcohol Related Fatalities 5 6 +20.00% 5
Alcohol Related Injuries 46 48 +4.35% 48

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