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

Jefferson County is located in the Florida Panhandle to the east of Tallahassee and is bordered on the north by Georgia and the south by the Gulf Coast. The largest city and county seat is Monticello. Out of 67 Florida counties, Jefferson County stands 63rd in population and 51st in terms of land area.

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

  • Overall, the number of motor vehicle crashes and injuries has risen dramatically in Jefferson County.
  • Interstate 10 runs through Jefferson County. Based on the number of fatal crashes per mile, 1-10 is the 57th deadliest interstate in the US.
  • Most of Jefferson 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 Jefferson County if the traffic rules weren't enforced?

Jefferson County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 179 234 +30.73% 199
Fatalities 8 6 -25.00% 7
Injuries 95 129 +35.79% 118
Alcohol Related 20 22 +10.00% 22
Alcohol Related Fatalities 3 3 0.00% 3
Alcohol Related Injuries 10 11 +10.00% 12

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