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

Lake County is located in the heart of Florida just northwest of the Orlando area. The largest city is Clermont and county seat is Tavares. Out of 67 Florida counties, Lake County stands 18th in population and 17th in terms of land area.

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

  • All of the natural lakes and its proximity to Orlando make Lake County an ideal tourist destination for both families and sport fishing enthusiasts; with tourists, comes more traffic.
  • The number of traffic crashes and injuries are on the rise in Lake County.
  • The Florida Turnpike runs through the heart of Lake County.
  • Most of Lake 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 Lake County if the traffic rules weren't enforced?

Lake County Crash Stats20112012Percent Change3-Year Avg.
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes 2,431 3,012 +23.90% 2,713
Fatalities 45 35 -22.22% 40
Injuries 2,096 2,342 +11.74% 2,293
Alcohol Related 193 248 +28.50% 227
Alcohol Related Fatalities 19 13 -31.58% 16
Alcohol Related Injuries 98 121 +23.47% 114

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