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If you have received a traffic ticket in Indian River 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 Indian River 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 Indian River County Roadway Safety

Indian River County is located on the South-Central Atlantic Coast of Florida. The largest city is Sebastian and the county seat is Vero Beach. Out of 67 Florida counties, Indian River County stands 32nd in population and 52nd in terms of land area.

If you have received a ticket in Indian River County you are probably pretty angry and upset but consider this:

  • Overall, the number of motor vehicle crashes has risen dramatically in Indian River County along with the number of injuries and alcohol related crashes. The reduction in fatalities may be due more to safer cars than safer drivers.
  • Interstate 95 runs through Indian River County. Based on the number of fatal crashes per mile, 1-95, within the border of Florida is the deadliest interstate in the US.
  • The full time population and the tourist population are on the rise meaning greater numbers of vehicles on the county's roads and highways.

How bad would the traffic situation be in Indian River County if the traffic rules weren't enforced?

Indian River County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 800 1,192 +49.00% 1,006
Fatalities 20 9 -55.00% 18
Injuries 728 881 +21.02% 855
Alcohol Related 88 113 +28.41% 104
Alcohol Related Fatalities 8 2 -75.00% 5
Alcohol Related Injuries 41 49 +19.51% 46

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