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

Highlands County is located in South-Central Florida. The largest city and county seat is Sebring. Out of 67 Florida counties, Highlands County is 36th in terms of population and the 19th largest in land area.

No doubt you are probably pretty upset if you received a ticket in Highlands County but consider this:

  • The numbers of traffic incidents are rising above average in every category in Highlands County.
  • Most of Highlands 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 bad would the traffic situation be in Highlands County if the traffic rules weren't enforced?

Highlands County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 685 896 +30.80% 769
Fatalities 11 17 +54.55% 16
Injuries 525 624 +18.86% 573
Alcohol Related 64 84 +31.25% 77
Alcohol Related Fatalities 6 6 0.00% 6
Alcohol Related Injuries 29 37 +27.59% 34

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