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

Hardee County is located in South-Central Florida to the east of Tampa. The largest city and county seat is Wauchula. Out of 67 Florida counties, Hardee County is 50th both in terms of population and land area.

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

  • The number of traffic incidents in Hardee County have decreased over the past year but more work still needs to be done.
  • Most of Hardee County is rural with mostly 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.

How much worse would the traffic situation be in Hardee County if the traffic rules weren't enforced?

Hardee County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 309 305 -1.29% 315
Fatalities 11 7 -36.36% 10
Injuries 277 188 -32.13% 233
Alcohol Related 27 13 -51.85% 26
Alcohol Related Fatalities 4 4 0.00% 5
Alcohol Related Injuries 16 5 -68.75% 12

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